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 […]
By Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock This article was first published in Diplomat Magazine. The World Bank estimates that each year between US $20 billion and US $40 billion in development assistance is stolen by corrupt officials. Such grand corruption undermines support in the West for foreign aid, while at the same time defeating its very […]
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 […]
Few threats to international peace are more urgent and compelling than the possibility of mass atrocity. When the UN Security Council becomes aware that genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity are in progress or in prospect, it has both the duty and the means to respond effectively. Doing so quickly is important.
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.