UN – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada will seek a two-year term on the UN Security Council starting in 2021, citing the country’s resettling of Syrian refugees and a desire to take part in peacekeeping efforts as evidence of a renewed commitment to engagement in world affairs. Trudeau, who took office in November, said Canada’s ideals align with many of those dear to the UN including human rights, gender equality and diversity. Canada last held a seat on the Security Council in 2000. “It’s time for Canada to step up once again,” Trudeau said. Canada will compete with Ireland and Norway for two available seats on the council.