United Nations

Meet Bob Rae’s new UN colleagues

Paul Wells: It’s possible to admire Bob Rae’s contribution to Canadian public life and, at the same time, to notice that other countries normally send people with far more diplomatic experience to the UN

The UN Security Council rout: Canada’s (at the) back!

Paul Wells: Believing a win at the UN would fall from the heavens on Trudeau because he wasn’t Harper was an expression of the narcissism and shallowness that have characterized this government during much of its time in office

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks on the situation regarding the COVID-19, praising China's contribution to the global fight against COVID-19 at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva on Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire/CP)

Where has the UN been during the coronavirus pandemic?

Sergio Marchi: The coronavirus represents the largest challenge the world has seen since the UN was founded, other than World War II, yet it has fostered little international cooperation

United Nations delegates think Donald Trump is funny—despite themselves

Trump claimed that ‘humanity is better’ thanks to him. In a body that sustains itself on problems it never solves, that’s cause for nervous laughter

Why Canada will lead the charge on the UN’s global refugee plan

Op-ed: The UN’s global compact on refugees could be a game-changer—and Canada is well-placed to help make it a reality, say two cabinet ministers and a UN official

The UN meets the Trump doctrine: blow everything up

Terry Glavin: There is a lot wrong with the UN Human Rights Council, but the United States’ abdication of its UN leadership role serves no one

Canada’s peacekeeping mission to Mali could become a new Afghanistan

Opinion: There is no peace to keep in Mali, and the UN mission there has become a deadly quagmire—one that Canada might be wise to just avoid

On peacekeeping, Canada is failing the global community

Opinion: Canada’s levels of global military contribution are at their lowest point since 1956—and conditions suggest that may not change soon

As a refugee crisis unfolds, Central America needs Canada’s help

Opinion: The worsening circumstances for desperate people in countries like Honduras demand Canada’s attention

Does Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan do enough?

Opinion: The Ontario government’s plan to invest in Black youth is a good first step—but it still fails to untangle many of the wider systemic issues at play

On foreign policy, Trump and Trudeau are birds of a feather

Opinion: A former diplomat on how both Trump and Trudeau are espousing weak foreign policy—and how that might be a bigger problem for Canada

Justin Trudeau’s UN motto: don’t make trouble, wear silly socks

In New York this week, Trudeau aimed to get on the good side of just about everyone who has turned the UN into a scandalously useless hulk