Canada's Involvement in International Human Rights

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  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    This document was created and signed by the United Nations to strengthen the idea of the basic rights of citizens of the world in a physical, readable form. John Humphrey, played an important role in the writing of the UDHR.
  • The Creation of Human Rights Day

    The Creation of Human Rights Day
    The United Nations (which includes Canada) decided to offer the countries of the world the opportunity to participate in a holiday, Human Rights Day, on December 10th of every year. On that day, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is celebrated and an important human rights issue issue is focused on and talked about.
  • UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

    UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
    In 1964, the UN sent troops to Cyprus to prevent the Turkish and Greek Cypriots from fighting further, ensure their safety ans return them to their everyday lives. Canada was part of this mission. Peacekeepers were sent in after an "outbreak of violence on the island in 1963. (Ignore month and day, that information was unavailable).
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
    This was adopted by the UN General Assembly. It was basically clarifying that women should be treated as equals to men and not be discriminated against.
  • Canada ratifies the CRC

    Canada ratifies the CRC
    The CRC, or Convention on the Rights of the Child, was put together by the United Nations. This document basically states the human rights of people 18 years old and younger, or kids. Canada signed the CRC on May 28th, 1990 and ratified it on this date.
  • Vienna World Conference on Human Rights

    Vienna World Conference on Human Rights
    This conference was held in Vienna, Austria and two weeks long. Representatives from 171 different States, including Canada, participated. The purpose of the conference was to strengthen international peacekeeping efforts by coming up with a common plan. By the end of the conference, a consensus was reached - the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.
  • World Conference Against Racism

    World Conference Against Racism
    This conference, Held in Durban, South Africa, was a UN meeting to discuss "racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance". Canada participated, as did all other member states of the United Nations.
  • UNMIS (United Nations Mission in the Sudan

    UNMIS (United Nations Mission in the Sudan
    On this date, the UN decided to send troops to Sudan to make sure that the peace agreement was implemented, for humanitarian assistance, and for the "protection and promotion of human rights".
  • Establishment of the United Nations Human Rights Council

    Establishment of the United Nations Human Rights Council
    The council was created for the "promotion and protection of human rights around the globe". Canada is part of the HRC.
  • Intervention Brigade in Congo

    Intervention Brigade in Congo
    Due to violence in Congo, an intervention brigade was sent in to protect civilians, humanitarian personnel and human rights defernders as they were under threat of violence. The brigade also had to help the government of Congo to attain peace and stabilize the situation. http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/socstud/foundation_gr6/blms/6-3-4b.pdf