Canada's Involvement in International Human Rights since WWII

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In History
  • Canada Joins United Nations

    Canada Joins United Nations
    Canada joined the United Nations; a group of 50 countries whose goals were to prevent wars, keep peace between/in countries, encourage cooperation between nations, defend human rights, improve the standards of living all over the world, and promote equality.
  • U.N. Countries sign Declaration of Human Rights

    U.N. Countries sign Declaration of Human Rights
    U.N. countries sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Canadian John Humphrey had an important role in writing.
  • NATO is created

    NATO is created
    NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created as a military defence alliance due to fears created by the Cold war between the US and the Soviet Union and its allies. NATO includes Canada, the U.S., Britian and Northwestern European counrtires.
  • Canada sends troops to Korean War

    Canada sends troops to Korean War
    Canada sends troops to the Korean War in a United Nations supported military action. Minister Louis St. Laurent announced on 7 Augutst 1950 of the Canadian Army Special Force (CASF), later named the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, to expand the country's UN contributions to Korea.
  • Lester B Pearson Continued

    OCT 29, 1956
    Lester B. Pearson Continued
    This prize is given out for keeping the peace. I believe that this was an important event and ties into the protection of human rights. It's important to keep the peace and this is a better solution than starting a war. A lot of the fighters didn't come out unscathed and so humans should be not be fighting and should solve problems peacefully so they can live their life to the fullest.
  • Lester B Pearson and the Suez crisis

    Lester B Pearson and the Suez crisis
    An Egyptian President, Abdul Nasser, took control of the Suez Canal, a very important transportation route. Later, Israel invades Egypt. France and Britain soon supported Israel and bombed Egypt. Canada's Lester B. Pearson proposed an idea of sending a UN force that didn't include the British or French forces, a peacekeeping force. Eventually, the General Assembly agrees and sends the world's first peacekeeping forces. He later received a Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement.
  • Canada create Canadian International Development Agency

    Canada create Canadian International Development Agency
    Canada creates the Canadian International Development Agency to support international cooperation with countries of the world. This was a big step in Canada's peacekeeping efforts.
  • Canada Signs CEDAW

    Canada Signs CEDAW
    CEDAW stands for Conventin on the Elimination of All Forms Discrimination Against Woman. This convention enhanced the equality between genders and woman's rights into play internationally. For a long time, women were being treated unfairly because they were considered the "weaker" sex and they can't do things men can do. This coontributes to the protection of human rights because as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 2 (video), "Don't Discriminate"
  • Canada signs with NAFTA

    Canada signs with NAFTA
    U.S., Canada, and Mexico sign the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This was an important event of trade between the three countries. It is now coming under fire and being dissolved by the US.
  • Canada signs Kyoto Accord

    Canada signs Kyoto Accord
    Canada signs the Kyoto Accord, an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to control climate change.
  • Canada Enters Afghanistan

    Canada Enters Afghanistan
    The Canadian Armed Forces returned to Kandahar, during the time of a resurgence in Taliban activity, to help the allies and support the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. There were Canadian tanks, artillery and infantry soldiers, as well as large-scale offensives against massed Taliban forces.
  • Canada signs the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    Canada signs the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Canada was one of the first countries to sign the Convention during its initial opening for signatures. The purpose of the Convention is "to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all Human Rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity." This is a major step for the disabled in various countries around the world.
  • NATO Summit--Trump attends for first time

    NATO Summit--Trump attends for first time
    US president wants the NATO allies to increase their military spending, the US president remains committed to NATO. PM Trudeau said that Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to work and hasn't committed to anymore military spending.