Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

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Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations
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Incumbent
Bob Rae

since August 1, 2020
Global Affairs Canada
StyleMr Ambassador
(informal)
His Excellency
(diplomatic)
Seat United Nations Headquarters,
466 Lexington Avenue, NYC
Term lengthNo fixed term
PrecursorChief of Delegation to the League of Nations
Formation1946
First holder Andrew McNaughton
DeputyDeputy Permanent Representative
Website www.international.gc.ca/

The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations ( French: Ambassadeur et Représentant permanent du Canada auprès des Nations unies), known unofficially as the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations ( French: Ambassadeur du Canada aux Nations unies), is the Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations.

The position, which was established in 1946, is based at the Permanent Mission of Canada in UN Headquarters in New York City. [1]

Permanent Mission of Canada

The Permanent Mission of Canada, based in New York at UN Headquarters, is responsible for the multilateral foreign policy priorities of Canada, facilitating Canada's interests in international development, peace, security, and human rights. [2]

The Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva

The Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva is the primary avenue for diplomatic relations between the Government of Canada, and international organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland [3] mainly, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations in Geneva (UNOG), the Conference on Disarmament, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Canada’s Permanent Representative to the WTO is currently Ambassador Stephen de Boer. Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN and the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva is Ambassador Leslie E. Norton. [3] [4] In addition to local personnel, the Mission is composed of staff from various federal Canadian departments and agencies. [3]

List of Permanent Representatives

Name Start of Term End of Term
General Andrew McNaughton January 1948 December 1949
John Wendell Holmes January 1950 June 1950
Robert Gerald Riddell June 1950 June 1951
David Moffat Johnson November 1951 August 1955
Robert Alexander Mackay August 1955 November 1957
Frank Exton Lennard November 1957 January 1958
Charles S.A. Ritchie January 1958 February 1962
Pierre Tremblay July 1962 June 1966
George Ignatieff July 1966 February 1969
Yvon Beaulne February 1969 June 1972
Saul F. Rae July 1972 July 1976
William H. Barton August 1976 April 1980
Michel Dupuy April 1980 May 1981
Gérard Pelletier May 1981 August 1984
Stephen Lewis 1984 August 1988
Yves Fortier August 1988 December 1991
Louise Fréchette January 1992 December 1994
Robert Fowler January 1995 August 2000
Paul Heinbecker August 2000 January 2004
Allan Rock January 2004 June 2006
John McNee July 2006 July 2011
Guillermo Rishchynski August 2011 January 2016
Marc-André Blanchard April 1, 2016 July 31, 2020
Bob Rae August 1, 2020 Incumbent

Chief of Delegation to the League of Nations

Prior to 1946, Canada sent representatives, called Chiefs of Delegation, to the League of Nations. On three occasions, the Chief of Delegation was the Prime Minister of Canada:

See also

References

  1. ^ Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
  2. ^ Canada, Global Affairs (October 19, 2015). "Canada and the United Nations". GAC. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Canada, Global Affairs (October 19, 2015). "Canada and the United Nations". GAC. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Canada, Global Affairs (April 6, 2017). "Canada and the World Trade Organization (WTO)". GAC. Retrieved January 23, 2021.