Kofi Annan

Shimon Peres And The Inspiration To Change

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Jay Rosenzweig

Shimon Peres was the last towering figure from Israel's founding generation -- and he is now gone. But in a very real sense he lives on by providing us an example of how one can cast off positions in the face of changing circumstances. And to be courageous. And to dare to dream that we can one day have peace on earth.

The Climate Change Movement is Finally Headed in the Right Direction

Michael Møller | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Impact
Michael Møller

France and Germany generously pledged 1 billion dollars each. All in all, leaders agreed to mobilize more than US$200 billion worth of financial assets by the end of 2015. For the first time, indications of stronger strides in the right direction came from the U.S. and China, particularly in terms of their responsibility to lead on efforts to curb emissions.

Kofi Annan: Global Solutions Will Be Defined by Youth

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Is it just us, or does the world feel a bit scarier lately? The world needs experienced leaders -- grizzled global firefighters with the wisdom to staunch the flames and guide us through turbulent times. One is Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

If Egypt Wants Stability, It Must Engage Its Youth

Amr Mohamed | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Amr Mohamed

About 70 per cent of the Egyptian population is under 30 years old. If we want Egypt to change then each and every one must be a part of this change we want to see. The youth needs to be engaged in the decision making process in order for Egypt to reach stability.

Kofi Annan's Advice to the United Nations

Lloyd Axworthy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada
Lloyd Axworthy

Recently, I had the privilege of hearing Kofi Annan speak in New York. Freed from the constraints of office, armed with a newly-written book and perspective to view the world a little closer to the ground than from his previous perch on the 52nd floor of the UN building would allow, there was a sharper edge to him.

Canadian Diplomat Heads To Damascus

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

GENEVA - A spokesman says Canadian diplomat Mokhtar Lamani will head the Damascus office of Lakhdar Brahimi, the new United Nations-Arab League envoy ...


CBC | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada

Humanitarian advocates are asking why the international community — at a political stalemate over the next course of action in the deadly Syrian con...

Russia, China Veto UN Resolution Threatening Sanctions Against Syria

Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada

Russia and China again vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Thursday aimed at pressuring President Bashar Assad's government to end the escalating ...

Canada Vows Syrian Regime Will Be Held To Account

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Politics

PARIS - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada supports sending United Nations observers to violence-wracked Syria to ensure the delivery of ...

UN Deal with Syria Only Brokers More Death

Peter Worthington | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

After a year or so of killing people in areas that protest his dictatorship, Assad apparently has agreed to withdraw troops from killing zones -- starting some 10 days after making his promise to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. What the hiatus does is give Syrian forces breathing space to further crush anti-government elements and destroy towns that harbour rebels.

Syria Troops To Remain Until 'Security' Prevails

CP | Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada

BEIRUT - The Syrian government will not pull troops from cities and towns engulfed in the country's unrest before life returns to normal in these area...

Beware Syria, Here's Why Ceasefires Fail

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Robert Barrett, PhD

The recent six-point multilateral agreement on Syria is a breakthrough for those seeking to end the country's horrific yearlong bloodbath. But despite overwhelming agreement that the killing must stop, a lack of shared opinion on whom or what to support now threatens to dash any hope of a ceasefire taking effect.