United Nations Canada

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."

Canada Sidesteps Mining Industry Questions At UN Human Rights Review

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Politics

he committee asked Canada to provide answers to 24 separate questions about how it implements the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Canada's Human Rights Record Under UN Review For First Time Since 2006

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Politics

The government's contentious Bill C-51, political audits of charites, and treatment of First Nations are among the agenda items.

UN Wants More Cash From Canada

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United Nations wants Canada to contribute another $25 million to $50 million to help the international efforts to eliminate Ebola in West...

UN Urged To Declare Canada's Treatment Of Aboriginals 'Genocide'

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Politics

A fresh campaign is underway to push the United Nations to label Canada's treatment of First Nations people "genocide." On Monday, former National ...

Harper: Canada May Contribute To UN Mali Mission

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is leaning towards development assistance for Mali rather than a further military contribution as he consults w...

Canada Anticipated Getting Grilled By UN: Memos

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada fully expected the intense grilling it got from a United Nations committee earlier this year about its international obligations to sh...

UN Blasts Tory Crime Bill

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government's tough-on-crime agenda is "excessively punitive" for youth and is a step backwards for Canada's child rights record, ...

UN Slams Canada On Child Rights

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - United Nations officials say they're concerned vulnerable Canadian children may be falling through the cracks of a fractious federal system t...

Canada Joins Other Nations To Snub Ahmadinejad At UN

AP | Edith M. Lederer | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: CBC reports the Canadian delegation was the first to walk out, before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his speech to the United Nat...

Time to Celebrate the UN's Hidden Victories

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.30.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

The real success of the United Nations can never be measured by what it's done or failed to do. I hearken back to former Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold's observation: "The UN was not created in order to bring us to heaven, but in order to save us from hell."