09/30/2018 22:23 EDT | Updated 10/02/2018 15:29 EDT

Canada's Bid For UN Security Council Seat Requires Heck Of A Campaign ('Follow-Up' Podcast)

It's a steeplechase till June 2020.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference after addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 21, 2017.

OTTAWA — If the Liberal government wants one of two available seats on the United Nations Security Council, it's going to have to pull off a heck of a campaign to edge out either Ireland or Norway.

Some Canadian diplomats, past and present, have some behind-the-scenes insight about how that all happens.

In this episode of HuffPost Canada's "Follow-Up" politics podcast, host Althia Raj interviews people like Lloyd Axworthy, Allan Rock, and Yves Fortier about the appeal of joining an international body plagued by years of inertia.

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