Only global immunization can make us safe

Ensuring the equitable distribution of vaccines worldwide is the smart thing to do. More importantly, it is the right thing to do. Lloyd Axworthy & Barbara Grantham This article was first published in The Ottawa Citizen The devastating situation in India is our newest reminder that we need global cooperation to defeat COVID-19. Despite producing most […]

Colombia. Venezuelans continue perilous journeys across border on foot

Canada and the United States must unite to help Latin American refugees

Madeleine Albright, Lloyd Axworthy, Mayu Brizuela de Ávila, Fen Osler Hampson This article was first published in The Globe and Mail. In their postinauguration call, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to deepen co-operation between the United States and Canada on a host of global challenges. But the two leaders need not […]

Vaccine nationalism must not relegate the forcibly displaced to the ‘back of the queue’

Equitable vaccine distribution represents one of the most challenging, vexatious political issues facing UN member states in 2021. Governments that can afford large-scale purchases have already contracted the lion’s share of vaccine production for their own use. But they have left the rest of the world, where there is limited capability to manufacture and deliver vaccines, high and dry.