On Monday, Axios, which was among the first to report on the Peace Prize's new structure, published a list of what to expect.Here are a few of the highlights: The Peace Prize will be awarded to individuals and groups who have achieved at least 10 years of peace with one another, and that have made significant and lasting improvements in the quality of life for all people in their communities, the...
As the Queen visits Montreal for a major peace summit, the city’s community leaders are looking for ways to bring her to Montreal to address their concerns.
As well, a new poll shows there is still a wide gap between the two groups.
The poll, conducted by the McGill University Centre for Social Innovation and Public Policy, asked 2,001 Canadians about the state of the country’s peace, peacekeeping, democracy and democracy in the 21st century.
It found that just 34 per cent of those surveyed say that the world is a better place because of the work of the United Nations, while 68 per cent say that peace is more important to them.
The poll, published Tuesday in the Globe and Mail, also found that 57 per cent think the UN is too involved in politics, compared to 38 per cent who think the same about Canada’s government.
That was the highest share in the poll’s history.
The peace summit is being held at the Sheraton Montreal Hotel, one of the most expensive in the world.
The hotel’s $300-million-plus suite will seat approximately 1,500 people, and the two-day summit is expected to last three days.
As the Queen continues her visit, Montrealers are concerned about the future of peacekeeping operations in the region.
The conflict in Yemen continues to grow in size, with the death toll rising from more than 9,000 to about 10,000.
A coalition of foreign powers has been conducting air strikes on the country for nearly three months.
A UN report last month said that the air campaign was a failure, citing a lack of transparency, civilian casualties and a lack for training.