Think tank appears at UN Security Council to appeal for Korvig’s release
Canada pushes for release of Kovrig and Spavor who have limited access to Canadian consular officials.
Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will
Coronavirus has diverted resources and attention from what could have been the marquee issue.
Trump to use UN address to send strong message to China
US has slammed the Chinese Communist Party over COVID-19, election meddling, espionage.
UN cautions virus plasma treatment still experimental
WHO considers plasma therapy to be experimental and that it should continue to be evaluated.
Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN chief
Crisis has not moved warring parties to suspend hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire
Bob Rae named new Canadian ambassador to the UN
Succeeds Marc-Andre Blanchard following Canada’s unsuccessful effort to win a seat at the UN Security Council.
UN evaluates reports of record Arctic heat in Siberia
The area has been hit by wildfires that have driven up temperatures.
The UN Security Council isn’t working. Will it ever be completely reformed?
Seventy-five years later, is the Security Council still relevant in its current form?
Canada loses bid for seat on the UN Security Council on first vote
Second consecutive defeat in a bid for a seat on the world’s most powerful body.
Canada to stay engaged regardless of UN Security Council outcome: PM
It’s competing against Norway and Ireland for two seats, and the competition is expected to be heated.
Canada’s efforts to get on the UN Security Council will likely end in failure
A petition was signed by close to 150 individuals and organizations, all calling on the UN to deny Canada the coveted seat
Canada, allies condemn China on Hong Kong security law
Statement said the law is “in direct conflict” with China’s “international obligations under the principles of the legally binding” agreement.
Trudeau co-hosts major UN COVID-19 conference
Canada is competing for a seat on the UN Security Council next month against Norway and Ireland
UN Security Council needs Canada post pandemic, akin to WW2: PM
Canada is competing against Norway and Ireland for two available seats on the council.
Pandemic could shrink global economy almost 1% in 2020: UN
Decline could be even deeper if restrictions on economic activities extend into the third quarter.
China slams US over ‘attack’ on its candidate to UN IP body
Showdown over the leadership of the World Intellectual Property Organization is the latest face-off between the two countries.
Trudeau says UN Security Council seat would up Canada’s global game
Canada is up against Norway and Ireland for two spots on the council in a vote that will take place in June
BC human rights commissioner asks Canadian government to halt pipeline project
Believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Quick wins needed to keep climate goals within reach: UN
Environmental Program head calls for reductions of as much as possible in 2020.
UN reports increasing violations of Iran nuclear deal
Iran maintains its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Trump can begin steps to pull US out of Paris climate deal
Withdrawal would take a year, wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election.
We’re all in big trouble: Climate panel sees a dire future
Sea levels are rising faster as ice and snow shrink, and oceans are getting more acidic, losing oxygen.
UN chief urges action to make Earth carbon neutral by 2050
Heads of nations such as Finland and Germany promised to ban coal within a decade.
Testy exchange between Quebec immigration minister and UN rep
Jolin-Barrette denies saying refugees were a burden as province moves to reduce the number of newcomers.
Cannabis use jumped 40% in Canada between 2013 and 2017: UN report
The increase in Canada during this time was more pronounced in adults aged 20 or older
Landmark UN plastic waste pact gets approved but not by US
Countries will have to monitor and track the movements of plastic waste outside their borders.
UN watchdog critical of delays with new Canadian corporate ethics ombud
Further legal review, due in June, assessing what the ombudsperson’s powers should be.
UN climate chief warns current path leads to ‘catastrophe’
She warns the world has 12 years until carbon emissions reach “a point of no return.”
Canada joins new German-France ‘alliance’ that doesn’t include US
Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s support for the Alliance for Multilateralism during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Dinard, France.
UN committee warns Canada that BC’s Site C dam may break deals
Agreement commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation.
No change to Canada’s climate plans as UN report warns of losing battle
Meeting the ambitious goal requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.
Trudeau addresses United Nations
Canadian PM invokes Nelson Mandela in speech on global challenges; talk of NAFTA on UN General Assembly sidelines.