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Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
International Maritime Organization
Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries, serving more than 90 percent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surr...
International Telecommunication Union
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the private sector in developing networks and services. For nearly 145 years, ITU has coo...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
Universal Postal Union
Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) with its Headquarters in Berne (Switzerland) is the primary forum for cooperation between postal-sector players and helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date prod...
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise r...
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, ...

News Releases

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) sends Young women peacemakers to United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
2013-03-05
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Five young women who attended the VOW's first Peacemaker Summer Camps in 2012 thanks to a generous grant from the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW ) have arrived in New York to take part in the Unite...
IFJ Presses UN for Action on Media Killings after Violence Claims 106 Lives of Journalists and Media Staff in 2011
2012-01-03
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists urges UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take drastic action against governments of the most dangerous countries for media after it published its annual li...
IFJ Safety Summit in Nuremberg Debates Media Safety Crisis
2012-11-02
International Federation of Journalists
The challenge of making journalism safer in the face of ever increasing violence targeting journalists and media workers has been addressed at a high-level IFJ event.
IFJ Urges UN Human Rights Council to Act on Journalists' Summary Killings Report
2012-06-22
International Federation of Journalists
IFJ says recommendations by Special Rapporteur on extra judicial killings and summary executions to the United Nations Human Rights Council are a step in the right direction but urged the Council to h...
Jewish human rights group condemns Harper government's position on UN Palestine vote
2012-12-02
Independent Jewish Voices
Some Canadian Jews are adamantly opposed to the Harper government's unquestioning support for what Israel is doing.
United Nations urged to insist on respect for media freedom
2010-12-23
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the UN Human Rights Council and other international bodies to pay close attention to the press freedom situation in Côte d’Ivoire.
UNRWA suspends food distribution in Gaza
2008-12-18
UNRWA
Food distribution for both emergency and regular programs in Gaza will be suspended from 18 December until further notice. All crossings for goods into the Strip are closed and no humanitarian supplie...

Sources Select Resources

Content Magazine - Number 57
November 1975
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
Angus, Ian
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Fatah, Tarek
Article
2008
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
Principles of Nuremberg
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
1950
U.N. International Law Commission
'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.
The UN did NOT create Israel
Weir, Alison
Article
2013
UN General Assembly Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, was a recommendation that was to go to the Security Council. The resolution requested that the Security Council take it up. This never happened,...
UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
Whitney, W.T.
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America agai...
UN 'Travesty': Resolutions Of Mass Destruction - Part 1
Article
2012
Medialens
Far from bringing an end to the violence, UN Resolution 1973 unleashed overwhelming Western force in pursuit of regime change, in a war that was fought to the bitter end. To ensure the right outcome, ...

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 57
November 1975
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Commercial Corporation
Acts as Canada#s international contracting and procurement agency, delivering international contracting and procurement services to foreign government buyers.


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