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IDRC Event – Colin Keating: “The UN Security Council Today: Implications for Canadian Membership.”
Canada is in a serious competition for election to the Security Council in October this year. But the Security Council – and the global environment – have changed dramatically in the decade since Canada was last elected. In a public lecture, Colin Keating, a former New Zealand Ambassador on the Security Council and now head of a think tank in New York which is the leading commentator on the Security Council, will discuss the challenges Canada faces and the risks and opportunities for elected members.
Please join us at the International Development Research Centre for “The UN Security Council Today: Implications for Canadian Membership.”
When: Friday, February 19, 2010, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: IDRC, W. David Hopper Room, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa, ON
Colin Keating is a former New Zealand diplomat and Legal Adviser of the Foreign Ministry. He served as New Zealand Ambassador to the UN from 1993–1996, and was Security Council president during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Keating has been widely recognized for his leadership and advocacy at that time in trying to secure a timely and effective response. He also led the Security Council Mission to Somalia and chaired the Security Council Committee on Sanctions against Iraq.
Ambassador Keating is now a Senior Research Fellow at Columbia University and Executive Director of Security Council Report.
French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.