Panel Discussion: Canada’s Bid for the UN Security Council (Webinar)

Live panel discussion on Zoom: Click here to register for the panel discussion on Zoom.

Date: Monday June 15, 2020

Time: 6-7PM EST

The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) has organized a panel discussion about Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), scheduled for Monday, June 15th at 6-7 PM EST.

On June 17, 2020, the United Nations Security Council election will be held during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This election will concern five non-permanent seats on the UNSC for two-year mandates beginning in January 2021. The Trudeau government launched an international campaign to secure a seat on the council and has been vigorously lobbying UNGA members to garner votes.

Canada faces serious competition from its European counterparts, Norway and Ireland. This panel will discuss Canada’s uphill battle for a seat on the UNSC, examining Canada’s potential role, as the holder of a non-permanent seat on the council as well as its possible impact on Canadian foreign policy.

Our panel will feature two distinguished Canadian UN experts:

  • Peggy Mason, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN and President of the Rideau Institute on International Affairs, and
  • Adam Chapnick, the Deputy Director of Education at the Canadian Forces College and a professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.

The IPD Research Fellow Pouyan Kimiayjan is moderating this discussion.

Click here to register for the panel discussion on Zoom.


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