Whatever the outcome of Canada’s Security Council bid, robust mechanisms for sustained, substantive civil society engagement are an indispensable part of enhancing Canadian capacity for UN leadership on peace and security.
In Venezuela, Ukraine and Yemen, the government of Canada must decisively move to embrace new opportunities for diplomatic peacemaking.
By ending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Canada can make a real difference toward genuine accountability in the brutal Khashoggi murder and in impeding Saudi Arabia’s ability to continue its monstrous war in Yemen.
Awarding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to civil society organization ICAN sends a powerful message on what can be achieved when governments, civil society, and international organizations collaborate.
Canada’s NO vote on the solution to launch a negotiation in 2017 to ban nuclear weapons puts it on the wrong side of history.
Colombia peace agreement is powerful evidence of the central role negotiated settlements play in resolving violent conflict.