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Canada welcomes offer of Eid al-Adha ceasefire by Government of Afghanistan

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada welcomes the offer of a ceasefire by the Government of Afghanistan starting on the Eid al-Adha holiday. We urge the Taliban to agree to the ceasefire, which will help to reduce levels of violence and create space for peace talks as demonstrated by the success of the Eid al-Fitr ceasefire in June of this year.


Minister Bibeau applauds humanitarian workers on World Humanitarian Day

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Around the world, millions of people face the choice of living surrounded by armed conflict that threatens their families and livelihoods or fleeing in search of safety and security. Children’s education and health care are compromised, and entire families are displaced from their homes.


Support for United States sanctions regarding Myanmar

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada strongly supports the measures taken today by the United States to sanction perpetrators of atrocities and gross human rights violations committed in Myanmar. These measures align with Canada’s unwavering commitment to protect the human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic groups in Myanmar.


Safe travel during hurricane season

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

As we enter the peak of the hurricane season, which extends until November 30, Global Affairs Canada wants to remind Canadians of the importance of making safe travel arrangements.


Minister Carr launches public consultation on foreign investment promotion and protection agreements

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, announced the launch of a public consultation on Canada’s foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs). This is the first in a series of consultations that will take place as part of Canada’s progressive trade agenda to help the Government of Canada better reflect the views and interests of Canadians, industry and civil society.


Minister Carr to visit Pennsylvania to promote Canadian businesses and bilateral trade

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

From August 14 to 16, 2018, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hold meetings with Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Wolf, Philadelphia’s mayor, Jim Kenney, and leading U.S. corporate executives to discuss the importance of the Canada-U.S. trade and investment relationship.


Minister Bibeau announces pan-African initiative in support of women’s rights

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, while meeting with representatives of women’s organizations in Sierra Leone, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced $7 million in funding over five years to support a pan-African women’s voice and leadership initiative. Women’s movements and women’s rights organizations on the African continent are key agents of change that strengthen the rights of women and girls and help societies achieve gender equality.


Minister Bibeau to visit West Africa

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

During her visit, Minister Bibeau will meet with government officials, woman leaders and development partners to discuss common priorities such as advancing the rights of women and girls, including sexual and reproductive health rights, sustainable and inclusive development, and peace and security.


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