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Panel Discussion: Canada’s bid for UN Security Council
June 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Live discussion on Zoom
Date: Monday June 15, 2020
Time: 6-7PM EST
The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) has organized a panel discussion about Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, scheduled for Monday, June 15th at 6-7 PM EST.
On June 17, 2020, the United Nations Security Council election will be held during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. This election will concern five non-permanent seats on the UNSC for two-year mandates. The Trudeau government launched an international campaign to secure a seat on the council and has been vigorously lobbying UNGA members to garner votes.
Canada faces serious competition from its European counterparts, particularly Norway and Ireland. This panel will discuss Canada’s uphill battle for a seat on the UNSC, examining Canada’s potential role, as a non-permanent seat on the council as well as its impact on its foreign policy.
Panel will feature two distinguished Canadian UN experts:
- Peggy Mason, former Canadian ambassador for disarmament to the UN and President of the Rideau Institute on International Affairs,
- Adam Chapnick, the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and a professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.
The IPD Research Fellow Pouyan Kimiayjan is moderating this discussion.