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Top Canadian chief urges UN to protect Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages in Canada will not survive another century unless urgent measures are taken to protect and promote their use, the country’s top First Nations leader told a United Nations summit on Indigenous languages on Tuesday. Assembly of First Nations» 

International, Politics

Trudeau meets with UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Monday to discuss efforts to advance human rights and gender equality around the world, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement. “The Prime Minister» 


Canadian Mountie appointed to top UN security job

A high-ranking official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been appointed as the United Nations Undersecretary General for Safety and Security, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced Thursday. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud, a 33-year veteran of Canada’s» 


Canada files submission to establish continental shelf’s outer limits in Arctic Ocean

Canada filed its Arctic continental shelf submission with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on Wednesday, claiming approximately 1.2 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean seabed and subsoil in an area that includes the North» 


White supremacism and Islamophobia are ‘gravest threats,’ Freeland tells UN

White supremacism and Islamophobia are among “the gravest threats” facing the world, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told the United Nations Thursday. The terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, when a white supremacist terrorist killed 50» 


Inuit leaders call on Canada to go “beyond symbolic gestures” for Indigenous language preservation

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Inuit leaders from across Canada issued a joint statement on Friday calling on the federal government to do more to preserve Inuit, First Nations and Métis languages in» 

International, Politics, Society

World leaders at the UN General Assembly: to what end?

Hundreds of world leaders and top officials are meeting this week in New York at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Speeches will be given and many discussions will take place, but really, what does all this, or even the» 

Health, Indigenous, International

Tuberculosis fight to get $13B USD a year

The World Health Organization says TB is the world’s deadliest infectious disease which infected 10 million people in 2017 and killed 1.6 million. The disease is caused by bacteria, is contagious and predominantly affects the lungs. World leaders meeting at» 

International, Politics

Is Canada’s Prime Minister becoming “annoying”?

Virtue signalling: The action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue| Oxford Dictionary. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is participating in the» 

International, Politics

Trudeau ‘reaffirms resolve’ to carry Nelson Mandela’s torch

Canada will continue to call out the unfair treatment of racial and ethnic minorities, of women and girls, and of Indigenous peoples, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday, speaking at a United Nations event in honour of the late South»