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Canada and the United Nations

 

Canada and the United Nations

Canada
United Nations membership
Membership Full member
Since 1945 (1945)
UNSC seat Non-permanent
Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski

Canada has been a member of the United Nations since it was established, and has served six separate terms on the UN Security Council. Canada has also participated in United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Canada and the Security Council 2
  • National Film Board of Canada 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

History

The Canadian Delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, May 1945.

In the initial set-up of the UN, McGill University law professor John Peters Humphrey established the Division for Human Rights in the UN Secretariat, and remained in charge of the division for twenty years. The initial work of the Division for Human Rights was the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of which Humphrey created the first draft and remained a champion of until its adoption by approval of the UN General Assembly in 1948. Canada has been part of every UN mission since 1957.

World War II.

Canada and the Security Council

Canada has served in the UNSC for 12 years, thus ranking in the top ten of non-permanent members. As of 2015, it shares the fourth place in the list of non-permanent members serving on the Council by length with Italy. This places Canada behind Brazil and Japan (first place), Argentina (second place), and Colombia, India, and Pakistan (third place). Canada was elected for the following six terms: 1948–49, 1958–59, 1967–68, 1977–78, 1989–90, and 1999–2000 - once every decade. In 2010, it lost its bid for a seat in the 2010 Security Council elections to Germany and Portugal, marking the country's first failure to win a seat in the UNSC.

National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Canada's state film producer, has produced several works about or on behalf of the U.N., beginning with the 1945 short documentary, Now — The Peace, about the formation of the U.N. at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference. The film was produced by the NFB at the suggestion of Archibald MacLeish, then-Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs for the U.S. government.[1][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Chapnick, Adam (2005-09-21). The Middle Power Project: Canada and the Founding of the United Nations. UBC Press. p. 116.  
  2. ^ "Now - The Peace". Documentary film. National Film Board of Canada. 1945. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
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