Also Addresses Update by Canada on the High-Level Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty Expert Preparatory Group 6 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard a presentation of the United States’ 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, de...Read More

Canada Files WTO Complaint Over US Trade Remedy Measures

Canada considers the measures relating to US anti-dumping or countervailing duty investigations, reviews or other proceedings are inconsistent with US obligations under the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement, the Agreement on Subsidies and Counte...Read More

UNCITRAL and ISDS Reform: Pluralism and the Plurilateral Investment Court

As described in a previous post, the UNCITRAL mandate on the possible reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) requires states to first identify and consider concerns regarding ISDS before going on to consider and develop any rele...Read More

More Than 40 Ministers Issue Joint Statement Affirming Support For The WTO

“We, the Ministers from 44 developing and developed Members that are strongly supportive of the multilateral trading system, are concerned that the World Trade Organization is facing challenges,” they declared. “We reaffirm the principles a...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Colin Stewart Of Canada Special Representative, Head, United Nations Mission For Referendum In Western Sahara

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Colin Stewart of Canada as his Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINUR...Read More

Panel Of External Auditors Holds Fifty-Eighth Meeting At Food And Agriculture Organization In Rome, 30 November-1 December

The fifty‑eighth meeting of the Panel of External Auditors, chaired by Mussa Juma Assad, Controller and Auditor General of the United Republic of Tanzania, was held on 30 November and 1 December at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO...Read More

Canada Initiates WTO Dispute Proceedings On US Softwood Lumber Duties

Canada considers the US anti-dumping and countervailing measures to be inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s Agreement on Anti-dumping, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Tra...Read More

Canada Donates CAD 100,000 To Support LDCs’ Participation In Ministerial Conference

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: “I welcome Canada’s generosity. This donation is essential to ensure that the LDCs’ voice is featured prominently in global trade negotiations, thereby helping more people to leverage the opportuni...Read More

Five Laureates Named For 2018 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

loreal-laureates_2017_large.jpg © reserved 13 November 2017 Paris, 13 November–The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have selected five outstanding women scientists from Argentina, Canada, China, South Africa, and the United Kingdom who will re...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Kim Bolduc Of Canada Deputy Special Representative, United Nations Mission In Democratic Republic Of Congo

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Kim Bolduc of Canada as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), w...Read More

A Footnote on Secession

We have had a very rich debate on secession on the blog in recent weeks, and we will have more posts to follow. For my part, I would agree with much of what Jure Vidmar has said in his post this week, with the proviso that I personally don’...Read More

NAFTA Talks: Off the Rails?

The fourth round of negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in Washington last week, amid concerns that these talks may end in an impasse between the Trump administration and the governments of Mexico and Canad...Read More

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