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Canada back on UN Security Council in 1999

Canada has enjoyed a reputation for diplomacy ever since Lester B. Pearson came up with a novel solution – peacekeepers – for the Suez Crisis in 1956. We've also been recognized for our involvement in human rights issues, nuclear disarmament, and the International Criminal Court. But have our efforts made for a more peaceful world, or is the image of the "good diplomat" a convenient holdover from the days when Canada actually made a difference?

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Human rights are on the top of Canada's to-do list as it takes a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Medium: Television
Program: The National Magazine
Broadcast Date: Jan. 29, 1999
Guest(s): Lloyd Axworthy, Graham Green, Karel Kovanda, Kim Richard Nossal, Jennifer Welsh
Reporter: Brian Stewart
Duration: 14:27

Last updated: July 18, 2013

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