Malaria issue taken to Canadian and European parliamentarians

Political leadership is needed to fight malaria which continues to kill over half a million people worldwide, but mainly in Africa.

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Canada’s deportation of Jamaican man with mental disability ‘cruel treatment’ – UN experts

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.

Rights of indigenous people have yet to be realized, 20 years on

The rights of indigenous peoples have yet to be realized, 20 years after the adoption of a UN declaration on the matter, according to an indigenous person from Canada.

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People with albinism call for way to promote their rights

People with albinism are facing a “unique” and “complicated” situation that needs special policies and laws.

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Youth expresses her concern for the environment

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a 12 year old from the Sliammon First Nation in Canada.

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An “Eagle-Heart Woman” advocates for indigenous people in Canada

Andrea Landry, a proud representative of the Anishinaabe, one of the First Nations or indigenous people of North America, is at the UN for the first international expert group meeting for indigenous youth which wraps up on Thursday.

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UN experts voice concern over increase in unsentenced detainees in Canada

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.

Annan calls for the creation of UN adviser on prevention of genocide

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.

Annan slated to spotlight challenge of development in upcoming Canada trip

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will spotlight the need to place development at the centre of the global agenda during a two-day tour of Canada starting on Monday.

Canada gives UNICEF $66 million for vital child health programmes

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.