The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the world must change, as multilateral systems established decades ago are not working as they should, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada told the UN General Assembly on Friday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today with condolences for those affected by recent successive natural disasters, including the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, saying his country is ready to a “lend a helping hand in whatever way it can.”
After examining the case, a United Nations Committee has found that Canada’s deportation of a Jamaican man with a mental disability who had spent much of his life in Canada amounted to cruel and inhuman treatment, effectively leaving him without medical and family support.
While generally praising the rule of law in Canada, a team of United Nations human rights experts voiced “great concern” at the fact that there are now more persons deprived of their liberty awaiting trial or sentencing, at any one time, than there are persons actually serving a sentence in detention, following national sentencing reform.
As the 10-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today proposed the establishment of a Special Rapporteur or Adviser on the prevention of genocide.
Canada has given the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $66 million in Canadian dollars in support of vital immunization and vitamin A distribution programmes that will save the lives of millions of youngsters in the poorest countries.