António Guterres, the UN secretary general, called for a global ceasefire in late March. Three months later, the UN security council has only just agreed to back it.
Canada sees itself as a peacekeeper and an independent voice in global affairs. The recent vote for a seat on the UN Security Council shows the world doesn't agree with that image.
Canada's recent failure to gain a seat on the UN Security Council indicates the country still has work to do but also highlights the need to reform the powerful body.
Should the US be able to pre-order vaccines for its citizens when other populations around the globe are at greater risk?
With debate still raging over the state "uplift" of Māori children, understanding our obligations under two key United Nations conventions should be a priority.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has campaigned hard to get Canada a seat at the UN Security Council but a variety of factors may thwart him.
COVID-19 harms older people most. Now more than ever they need an advocate to protect their rights and their health.
United Nations peacekeeping operations need to be refashioned to meet the needs of an ever evolving world.
Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won't be possible, for legal or political reasons.
Coronavirus shows just how much the world needs a new system of global governance to address systemic risks.
While Pacific communities need robust public health reporting, local media face harassment and arrest while covering the crisis.
The world rightly expressed shock and dismay at Donald Trump's suspension of US funding for WHO. To respond, other governments, funders and citizens are urgently needed to fill the gap.
In the coming months, China will have the power to appoint or nix global UN investigators on freedom of speech, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and health.
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which catalyzed action to protect the environment not just in the US but internationally.
The COVID-19 pandemic demands that Canada and other rich countries do all they can to slow the global spread of the virus — for the health security of people around the world, and for Canadians too.
The UN missions deployed around the world to manage conflict and protect civilians need to be assessed in a manner that accurately reflects their successes and failures.
The war in Syria has reached a crisis point, with close to 400,000 deaths and more than 11 million people displaced.
Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism.
Does South Africa have skeletons in the closet over the death of the UN Secretary-General?