Minister Champagne attends Munich Security Conference

News release

February 13, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will attend the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on February 14 and 15.

On the sidelines of the conference, Minister Champagne will host a meeting of the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of flight PS752.

While at the conference, Minister Champagne will meet with counterparts to discuss matters of mutual importance and opportunities for future collaboration.

Quotes

“Protecting and promoting the rules-based international order is central to Canada’s foreign policy. Forums such as the Munich Security Conference provide an opportunity to share ideas on how best to advance peace and security within the multilateral framework.”

- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • The Munich Security Conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of its kind and is recognized as an important independent forum for the exchange of ideas on international security policy.

  • Canada is the ninth-largest contributor to the United Nations regular and peacekeeping budgets, the sixth-largest donor to the UN Peacebuilding Fund and the eighth-largest contributor to UN funds as a whole and to the organization’s programs and agencies.

  • Canada has increased its international assistance in recent years, and currently invests more than $6 billion annually to help improve the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable around the world in support of the 2030 Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Canada has identified five priorities it would pursue if elected to the Security Council: sustaining peace, addressing climate change, promoting economic security, advancing gender equality and strengthening multilateralism.

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