Trudeau to lead Canada’s campaign for UN Security Council seat in New York this week

September 24, 2018

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...Roland Paris, Mr. Trudeau’s former foreign-policy adviser, said Canada’s priorities will appeal to two pools of UN member states that make up a large number of votes for the Security Council seat: small-island states threatened by climate change and African countries.

“The initiative on girls’ education in conflict-affected areas would be a disproportionately African-focused initiative and I think if you’re going to be talking about ways to mobilize private sources of development money, then clearly Africa is the continent that is the principle destination for development funds,” said Mr. Paris, now a professor of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa.

“I would assume that these meetings will permit him to make Canada’s case for a Security Council seat.”

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