Iraq after ISIS

(Disponible en français : L’Iraq après l’État islamique) In December 2017, Iraq’s government declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State/Da’esh) had been defeated within Iraq. At its height in 2014–2015, the so-called caliphate covered one third of the country’s territory. Even in the midst of the military campaign to defeat…

Renewed International Solidarity: The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

(Disponible en français : Une nouvelle solidarité internationale : la Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants) The United Nations (UN) reports that, between 2000 and 2017, the total number of people moving internationally and living in a country other than their country of birth rose from 173 to 258 million, a 49%…

Canada’s Third Universal Periodic Review Before the United Nations Human Rights Council

(Disponible en français : Troisième examen périodique universel du Canada devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies) On 11 May, Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General will lead a delegation of senior federal civil servants and representatives from the governments of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador to appear before a working group…

United Nations design and logo about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Moving Forward

(Disponible en français : La Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones – Allons de l’avant) Following 25 years of negotiations, in a landmark vote of the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007, 143 countries voted to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For many…

Logo of the International Organisation de la Francophonie (IOF). Logo from the IOF

An Economic Strategy for the International Francophonie

(Disponible en français : Une stratégie économique pour la Francophonie internationale) International Francophonie Day is celebrated every March 20, the date on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) was created. While it has essentially been a cultural, educational and social community since the beginning, La Francophonie has always considered the importance of reinforcing…

International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child

(Disponible en français La Journée internationale de la fille) Laura Munn-Rivard Legal and Social Affairs Division 10 October 2014 On 11 October 2014, Canada and the international community will be celebrating the third annual International Day of the Girl Child. The occasion serves to recognize the rights of girls and highlight the unique challenges they…