Responding to years of UN bashing by the Government of Canada, a group of 17 United Nations and foreign policy experts held media conferences across Canada on September 23, 2013 to explain what Canada should be saying and doing to help regain its place as a leader at the UN.
At the same time, the UN & Canada Project launched a booklet of essays to help Canadians understand the significant impact international institutions have on the world and to encourage our government to reposition Canada in world affairs.
A second edition — with new articles addressing then current realities — was released on September 24, 2014.
The following year, during the federal election campaign, a special election edition of WFMC’s biannual newsletter Mondial called Canadian foreign policy after October 2015: The United Nations and Canada was released.
In November 2017, an edition was released ahead of the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations.
The latest edition, released in September 2018, addresses Canadian leadership at the United Nations.
The UN & Canada is a project of the World Federalist Movement – Canada.
The World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC) is a not-for-profit research, education and advocacy organization. WFMC has approximately 1,000 members and supporters across Canada. The WFMC President is Dr Walter Dorn. WFMC is the Canadian section of the international World Federalist Movement.
World Federalists support the application of the principles of federalism to world affairs, in order that global governance becomes more equitable, just and democratically accountable. Our programs cover Peace and Security, Global Democratization, Responsibility to Protect and Global Governance Reforms.