Middle East Peace Process - Partners

The Government of Canada pursues activities and research, in co-ordination with various Canadian and international partners. We work with partners who have expertise, local knowledge and the capacity to pursue innovative projects in areas such as human rights, governance, reform, peace and security.

Glynn Berry Program  
The Glyn Berry Program supports the development of Canadian and international policies, laws and institutions that embed core human security objectives of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law into international peace and security efforts.

Department of National Defence
More than 500 Canadian soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel are deployed overseas on operational missions in the region. Canada has served in numerous peacekeeping missions in the Middle East since 1956.

The Norwegian Institute (FAFO) Institute for Applied Social Science
FAFO started its research activities in the Middle East at the end of the 1980's. An array of issues have been studied such as, mapping of living conditions, demography, impact of structural adjustment programs, poverty, the Israeli-Arab conflict, the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and Palestinian refugees.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
IDRC focuses on activities related to the Palestinian refugee issue in support of Canada's role as Chair of the Refugee Working Group and subsequent work.

Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet
Visit this site for detailed online resources on the issue of refugees. It is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Arab Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
The official website of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

United Nations Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories (UNSCO)
 UNSCO's role is to assist the Palestinian Authority and donors in coordinating international assistance, maintain contact with non-governmental organizations operating in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and support the implementation of the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles.   

World Bank
The World Bank is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance.