Minister Champagne travels to New York ahead of vote for U.N. Security Council

News release

June 12, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will travel on an official mission to New York on June 13 ahead of the vote on Canada’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

In New York, Minister Champagne and Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N., will engage with various ambassadors and permanent representatives to promote Canada’s commitment to peace and security, climate change, gender equality, economic security and multilateralism. The Minister will also be present in New York on the day of the vote, June 17.

The Minister will follow all applicable health and safety protocols, including public health advice and measures and will quarantine for 14 days upon his return to Canada.


“Canada’s bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council is rooted in the deep conviction that Canada can help contribute concrete solutions to global challenges faced by the international community. I look forward to being in New York for the final few days before the vote to work alongside and to show support and appreciation for our hard-working diplomats who have done a tremendous job over the past four years. All this work has strengthened our relations with countries around the world and allowed us to make our voice heard on issues that are important to Canadians.”

- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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