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Men, We Need More Of You Fighting For Gender Equality

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

While the collective voice of women - and men - is greatly needed, we still need organizations to lead the charge and set the agenda to advance gender equality and take action for any meaningful transformation with real staying power.

Canada Should Not Engage In Open-Ended UN Peacekeeping Missions

Mark Towhey | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been dragging his feet about deploying Canadian peacekeepers to Mali. Canada should never again contribute troops to the endless UN-led peace missions that pop up around the world. In 70 years of peacekeeping, I'm at a loss to think of a single mission that succeeded.

Israeli Settlements A 'Flagrant Violation' Of International Law: UN

CP | Edith M. Lederer, Bradley Klapper And Josef Federman, The Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Politics

"Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the U.N. and will not abide by its terms."

In South Sudan, Children Remain Trapped In The Trauma Of War

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Bociurkiw

As the world's youngest country, South Sudan, marks the third year of a vicious civil war, I am learning the heart-wrenching stories of some of the 200,000 civilians who have sought shelter in UN-protected camps. I'm here to learn about the impact of the conflict, especially on children.

Human Rights Activism Must Shift To Reflect Reality

Bonnie L. Brayton | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Bonnie L. Brayton

Activists take pride in the fact that their movements are inclusive, but it appears that unless women and girls with disabilities and deaf women and girls make our way to the table then, over and over again, our needs are forgotten. There are but a handful of women with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada who are fortunate enough to be at those tables, and I am one of them.

The Rest Of The World Couldn't Vote, But We Can Act

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Mintzberg

We in Canada, along with many other people around the world, did not get to vote in the recent American election -- yet we are meant to suffer the international consequences of it. Shall we sit back, as usual, and watch events unfold, including the possibly catastrophic effects of climate change left unchecked?

Anti-Transparency On Display At COP7 Global Anti-Tobacco Conference

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada
Yaël Ossowski

A Students For Liberty activist carries a protest sign at the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 7th Annual Conferenc...

Put Legislation That Deters Drugged Driving In The Fast Lane

Claude Carignan | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Claude Carignan

Consuming drugs and getting behind the wheel of a car denotes serious carelessness. The legislation that I have tabled in the Senate, Bill S-230, would allow police in Canada to use a non-invasive roadside saliva-testing device that would detect illegal drugs in a driver's body.

Billionaire To Help Take Canada's Refugee Sponsor Program Global

The Huffington Post Canada/CP | Althia Raj and The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"... this is a good model which is exportable to other countries."

Ambrose Suggests Trudeau Using UN Mission To Win Security Council Seat

CP | Joanna Smith | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"Do we have to send our men and women into harm's way to reach Mr. Trudeau's goal?"

Committing Canadian Troops To UN Mission Deserves Real Debate

Bruce Carson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Carson

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan announced that Canada will commit to a yet undefined peacekeeping mission, probably in central Africa, and in doing so Canada will be a "responsible partner in the world." It will probably not be until the end of the year that we know the details -- why, where, the mission's duration, what will they do, what victory looks like and the terms of engagement. What we know for sure from minister Sajjan's announcement and follow-up questions is that this matter will not be brought before Parliament for a vote before the commitment to the UN is finally agreed upon and put into operation.

Althia Raj

Canada Preparing To Join New UN Peacekeeping Missions: Sources | Althia Raj | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are hoping Canada will win a Security Council seat in 2021.

India Reclaims Its Creation With International Yoga Day

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Whether faced with the level of cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation that yoga has seen, a bit of re-appropriation -- done in an inclusive manner -- never hurts. At the request of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing International Yoga Day. The first celebration in 2015 saw yoga sessions happening all over the world.

3 Takeaways From The World Humanitarian Summit

Development Unplugged | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

If there was one area of near total consensus, it was that the present 'humanitarian system' is unable to cope with the global crises and scale of suffering around the world. Established long-ago and now pressed with unprecedented levels of needs, the system simply isn't fit for purpose anymore. And so aspirations for the WHS were high.

Canada Must Finally Take A Stand Against Torture

Monia Mazigh | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

The Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Stéphane Dion, recently declared that Canada "should join this important protocol" -- the United Nations' Protocol against Torture. More than a decade after it was initially passed, Canada is still sitting on the bench and watching cases after cases of torture happening.

Canada To Sign UN's Anti-Torture Protocol After Years Of Delay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Politics

The Harper government twice promised to sign the agreement, but never did.

Canada May Be Bit Player On UN Security Council: Experts

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | 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 03.24.2017 | 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 03.17.2017 | 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 03.16.2017 | 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 03.09.2017 | 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 03.05.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics

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