THE UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION IN CANADA QUINTE BRANCH
HISTORY OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN CANADA
Canada has been a member of the United Nations since the organization’s establishment, and has served for 12 years on the UN Security Council, ranking in the top 10 for non-permanent members. Canada. Canada has also participated in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Canada has also been an elected member of the United Nations Human Rights Council since it was founded in 2006.In the initial set up of the UN, McGill University law professor John Peters Humphrey established the Division for the Human Rights in the UN Secretariat and remained in charge of the division for 20 years. The initial work of the Division for Human Rights was the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of which Humphrey created the first draft. Its adoption and approval into the UN General Assembly was in 1948. Canada has been part of every UN mission since 1957.Secretary of State for External Affairs, Lester B. Pearson, while he was President of the UN General Assembly in 1957, proposed the concept of UN Peacekeeping forces as a means of dealing with the aftermath of the Suez Crisis. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts and the establishment of the Unite Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). Canada has plan an important part in the United Nations peace keeping program since the organization’s establishment in 1945 after World War II. Canada has served on the United Nations Security Council for 12 years, ranking in the top ten of non-permanent members. As of 2013, it shares the fourth place in the list of countries serving on the Council.