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Canada May Be Bit Player On UN Security Council: Experts

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau Liberals hear some sobering messages.

Aid Spending Would Help Canada Win Security Council Seat: Bibeau

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics

"Of course we want to do more, we want to do better."

Trudeau Announces Bid For UN Security Council Seat... In 2021

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Advisers told Trudeau that it was unlikely Canada could run any time before 2020.

Trudeau To Announce When Canada Will Seek UN Security Council Bid

CBC | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau's visit to the UN comes after his official visit and state dinner with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House last week.

Trudeau Can Make Canada A Global Champion Of Gender Equality

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Impact
Sandeep Prasad

If prime minister Trudeau is serious about engaging with the United Nations and promoting gender equality, increasing funding for multilateral organizations that are working to advance women's rights -- which include sexual and reproductive rights -- should be top priority.

Truth vs. Myth In The BDS Movement

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

In a disingenuous ploy to gain acceptance and support in the West, many proponents of BDS typically claim that their movement is simply about promoting the "fundamental rights" of Palestinians in accordance with "international law." This means, foremost, pressuring Israel to end "its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands" and allowing "the rights of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties [in Israel] as stipulated in UN resolution 194."

Activists Using UN To Pressure Trudeau On Housing, Social Justice

CP | Colin Perkel | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO — Activists from across the country are planning to use a United Nations review in Geneva next week to highlight what they see as Canada's ...

Canada Won't Meet UN Aid Goal, Despite Ban Ki-Moon's Urging

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Politics

“I believe that Canada has capacity and resources," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Canada Urged To Lead Fight Against UN Peacekeeper Sex Abuse

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Stephen Lewis, a former Canadian ambassador to the UN, is one of the leaders of the international coalition.

We Must Protect The Interests Of Medical Cannabis After Legalization

Jenna Valleriani | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jenna Valleriani

My only hope is that the eventual regulating bodies take a broader look at public health outcomes, and we fight against a purely commercial cannabis market. We should acknowledge Canada's distinct history when it comes to reform, cannabis policy and medical cannabis.

Women's Participation Makes For Peaceful And Inclusive Societies

Development Unplugged | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Women's organizations, governments and United Nations entities celebrated the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325. This landmark resolution stated that women's participation, security and protection were essential in the prevention and resolution of armed conflict. This resolution was much heralded at the time and was followed by seven additional resolutions on women, peace and security. However, civil society organizations have observed again and again that these strong words have not been translated into action.

While Worried About The Election, We Forgot About World Food Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

The fact that it passed entirely without notice reaffirms just how lucky we are to live in this blessed land of plenty. But perhaps it's a good occasion to reflect upon the importance of food in our tumultuous, changing world.

World's Displaced Population Doubled In Last Decade

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada

The "interlinked mega-crises" in Iraq and Syria have uprooted 15 million people.

I Addressed the United Nations on Political Corruption

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

The world is littered with women and men who feed on the misery of entire societies, who have grown fat in their spoils and comfortable in their impunity, sheltering behind national jurisdictions and national institutions they have been able to twist to their benefit. But there is a higher law. There is a deeper justice. And we will stand up for it.

Harper's UN Peacekeepers Claim Contains 'Some Baloney'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics

"Canada is still involved in peacekeeping in areas like the Sinai. We still contribute peacekeepers around the world."

Canada Can Reprise its Role as a World Leader in Peacekeeping

Paul Dewar | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Paul Dewar

In 1992, Canada was the world's leading contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations. Canada now ranks a dismal 68th in personnel contributions to UN peacekeeping. This dramatic decline began under the Liberals. Our international engagement programs took us from #1 to #32 by the time the Conservatives took office in 2006 -- they continued the Liberal abandonment of UN peacekeeping as a key role for Canada.

The World Needs Canada to Be a Meaningful Member of the UN

Justin Trudeau | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Justin Trudeau

Demand for peace operations has never been greater, and the UN has never been busier, with more than 128,000 civilian and uniformed personnel serving in 39 missions across four continents. Canada has been absent from peace operations for many years. We currently have a risible total of 28 military personnel and 88 police officers on UN missions. Once we were number one in this field; now we are number 68 -- right behind Paraguay. Canada, and all our international partners, must provide the UN with the expertise and capabilities it needs to respond to this unprecedented challenge.

UN Approves 15-Year Plan To Fight Extreme Poverty, Climate Change

CP | Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Living

With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating pov...

Powerful University Ad Shows Strength Of Refugee-Turned-Lawyer

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Impact

He had a horrible childhood, but now he's an accomplished professional.

Why NGOs Are Relieved the UN Called Canada out on the Income Tax Act

Megan Hooft | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Politics
 Megan Hooft

Canada has received a rebuke from a United Nations treaty monitoring body for its lack of respect for human rights. The Human Rights Committee (HRC) released a lengthy list of issues it cited as concerning as part of its concluding observations on the country's review of civil and political rights. Included was an important reference to the federal government's efforts to silence human rights organizations and advocacy through the Income Tax Act -- a welcome expression of support for charities under audit.

UN Report On Canada's Human Rights Record A 'Wake-Up Call'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

“Human rights in Canada are under assault, and the UN human rights committee noted that today.”

Feds, UN Clash Over Potential Rights Violations By Canadian Mining Companies

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Politics

"A country could not just provide corporate identity to a company and then be unperturbed by whatever the company could do around the world."

What Will Be the Role of Country Ownership in the Post-2015 Agenda?

Development Unplugged | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

The need to ensure developing country ownership over development processes has been well-established. Yet, as the world moves towards the establishment of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, there has been little conversation on the extent to which the new agenda will indeed support country ownership of sustainable development processes.

Canada Helps Block UN Plan To Rid World Of Nukes

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israel has expressed its gratitude to Canada for helping to block a major international plan towards ridding the world of nuclear weapons.Els...

When It Comes To Foreign Aid, Canada Ranks Near The Bottom

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada ranked in the lower half of the pack in a world survey of foreign aid spending released Wednesday.The annual ranking by the Paris-base...