In honour of UN Day on October 24th, we recall the enduring values of the UN Charter, take stock of progress toward peace in Libya, applaud Biden proposals to lower nuclear risks and challenge Canada to turn from laggard to leader in managing arms exports responsibly.
We commend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for joining with other G7 leaders in support of the WHO and its vital role in confronting the pandemic. We call for that support to include appropriate additional funding.
Canada’s welcome initiative to build international support for a global ceasefire lacks credibility so long as we keep fanning the flames of conflict in Yemen through our continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Veteran Ottawa journalist Ed Hand interviews Ottawa U professor Amir Attaran and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason on the implications – domestic and international – of the shocking Trump administration decision to block the export of N35 medical-grade masks destined for Canada.
We commend some very positive steps by Canada toward global solidarity against COVID-19 but more are needed. And we remember a towering Canadian intellectual and former RI Board member, Mel Watkins.
It is time to align our scientific, economic, diplomatic and political resources to address the health, climate and nuclear dangers that threaten us all.