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.
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.
Canada welcomes the decision to appoint Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile, as the next UN high commissioner for human rights. Ms. Bachelet brings with her a wealth of experience, including as a champion for gender equality and the rights of women and girls.
“On this day, we recognize and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous peoples to communities here and across the globe. As we advance reconciliation in Canada, we are committed to working alongside Indigenous peoples, including Indigenous women and girls, to advance their rights and quality of life at home and abroad.”
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final countervailing and anti-dumping duty determination on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper.
Canada welcomes the signing into law of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, aiming to advance the peace process by implementing provisions of the 2012 peace accord between the Government of the Philippines and the parties in conflict in the Muslim-majority areas of Mindanao.