Can Canada step up in the face of a new UN Agenda for Peace?
Despite having primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, the UN still lacks a dedicated capacity to respond rapidly, prevent armed conflict, protect people, and provide security.
Canadian peacekeepers stand at the Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa on Aug. 11, 2013. Canada has a history of helping, even with unfinished business, and a UN Emergency Peace Service might still be possible, writes Peter Langille. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia