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PM Unofficially Launches Canada's Bid For UN Security Council Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada hasn't had a seat since 2000.

How Policy Coherence Helps The SDG Wheels Turn

Development Unplugged | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Now is the time to make sure that the right policies and processes are in place to guide sustainable development according to the timeline that the 2030 Agenda requires -- there can be no time for confusion or delay. As UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson observed, implementation of the SDGs is now in the hands of policy-makers.

Drug-Resistant TB Should Figure Prominently In The Global AMR Response

Dr. Madhukar Pai | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Madhukar Pai

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a perfect example of the threat posed by "Antimicrobial Resistance" (AMR). The most common form drug-resistant TB is multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), which means that TB bacteria are resistant to two of the best first-line antibiotics -- isoniazid and rifampicin.

I Addressed the United Nations on Political Corruption

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 10.04.2016 | 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.

Canada Must Lead By Example In Global Refugee Crisis

Stephen Cornish | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Stephen Cornish

People don't abandon their homes out of choice, and they are not unaware of the risks they will face along their journeys. It is out of desperation that they flee war and torture, misery, poverty and persecution. Doctors Without Borders delivers humanitarian medical care and sees first-hand the suffering and horrible conditions that drive people to risk their lives for the chance of a better future.

Canada Is Poised to Lead Real Global Change on Child and Maternal Mortality

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Some six million children under the age of five die every year and there are still nearly 300,000 maternal deaths annually. It all comes down to the political will and necessary funds to make it happen. Canada is a recognized leader in both. In May, Canada committed a further $3.5 billion over five years to help eliminate these unnecessary deaths.

Baird Warns Of Iran Charm Offensive

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird warned the United Nations General Assembly on Monday to avoid being taken in by any Iranian charm offensi...

My Battle With Schizophrenia: "Rats Were Eating My Brain"

Erin Hawkes | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Hawkes

Over a period of six years (when I was in my early to mid-20s) whenever I was hospitalized for my schizophrenia, restraints and seclusion were used repeatedly, readily, and beyond necessity. Also, I was over-medicated, probably not for my own sake, but to make me a more manageable patient.

What African Heads of State Won't Say at the UN General Assembly

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The opening of the UN General Assembly is taking place before us. Unfortunately, with one particular group of world leaders, in an area where they desperately need a makeover, one will probably not be forthcoming. Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon will not have the courage to stand up before his fellow African heads of state and proclaim that state-sanctioned bigotry and persecution of gays throughout Africa must become a relic of the past. Nor will Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda. But this is a time to give a voice to the voiceless.

Don't Give Ahmadinejad a Platform, Put Him in Handcuffs

Irwin Cotler | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York to address the UN General Assembly it will be a cruel parody of law and justice that will put us on the wrong side of history. Simply put, this charade ignores and undermines basic principles of domestic, international, and humanitarian law. Ahmadinejad will enter the U.S. despite being inadmissible under American law. He will address the United Nations General Assembly despite being in violation of its UN Charter and international law. And, he will be indulged by universities, institutes, and the media, thereby sanitizing his crimes and mocking the suffering of the Iranian people.

Obama: No 'Short Cuts' To Middle East Peace

Associated Press | Mohammed Daraghmeh, Stephen R. Hurst | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada

ASSOCIATED PRESS -- U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations on Wednesday that the Palestinians deserved a state of their own, but that thi...

Why Isn't Ahmadinejad on a No-Fly List?

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

The U.S. and EU pass travel bans to great fanfare, yet ignore them completely when sanctioned officials travel to meetings of international organizations. As Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote, these measures are meaningless if loopholes allow sanctioned Iranian officials to travel freely.