We mourn the senseless death of Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a midwife working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the hands of Boko Haram. Ms. Liman’s murder comes one month after her ICRC colleague, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, was executed in similar circumstances. The two were abducted together with a third health worker, Alice Loksha, a nurse who worked in a centre supported by UNICEF.
Canada offers its deepest condolences and profound sympathy to the families and friends of the nearly two dozen teenagers killed and the dozens injured in the mass shooting and explosion at the Kerch Polytechnic College and hopes for a quick and full recovery of the injured victims.
This year, the theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is ‘Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.
“We, the G7 Foreign Ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, affirm our commitment to defending freedom of expression and protection of a free press.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement during an onstage interview at the 2018 Fortune Global Forum in Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will deliver opening remarks at the opening reception of the 2018 Fortune Global Forum and will hold bilateral meetings with several stakeholders in Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, the Honourable Jim Carr, will be hosting the Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform on October 24 and 25, 2018. At this meeting, ministers will seek to identify concrete and tangible ways the operation and functioning of the WTO could be enhanced and improved over the short, medium and long term.
Canada has announced funding of up to $50 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and up to $12.5 million over five years for Right to Play International.
Canada is committed to providing humanitarian assistance and responding to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Palestinian refugees endure high levels of poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. By helping to meet their humanitarian needs, Canada also contributes to stability in the region.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is enhancing its diplomatic outreach to the United States with the appointment of new consuls general, in Detroit and Los Angeles.