Minister Bibeau will travel to Washington, D.C., for Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

News Release

April 19, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will be in Washington, D.C., from April 20 to 21, 2017, accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary Celina Caesar-Chavannes, to participate in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

As part of this visit, the Minister will reaffirm Canada’s commitment to health and education, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected zones. She will also underline the importance of supporting inclusive and green economic growth, and the tremendous impact of investing in women and youth.


“Canada puts women and girls at the heart of its development priorities. We know that when they contribute fully to the economy, they accelerate its growth and are the source of profound changes in their communities. This is the message that we are taking to Washington.”

- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

Quick Facts

  • The World Bank Group is one of Canada’s most important international development partners and delivers a significant share of Canada’s international development assistance.

  • Canada is partnering with the World Bank Group through core operations and trust funds to advance key priorities, including empowering women and girls, reinforcing sexual and reproductive health and rights, promoting green inclusive growth, mitigating the effects of climate change and promoting more inclusive societies that provide opportunities for youth.

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