The ultimate goals of public health, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being across the life course, are both a priority and a global challenge requiring international cooperation. Undoubtedly, the repercussions that global trade may incur on public health are of practical importance to the WTO’s work. This awareness resonated across the discussions at the 2014 Public Forum.
Recent episodes of mass killing in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria, and Iraq demonstrate that mass atrocity prevention is a pressing global policy problem. This paper will: Assess the current state of Canada’s policy framework towards mass atrocities; Analyze Canada’s policy framework in light of global best practices; and, Make recommendations to improve Canada’s ability to prevent and respond to mass atrocities.