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.”
As part of its commitment to supporting LGBTQ2 and intersex persons at home and abroad, Canada announced its intention to deliver on several policy commitments to improve the way it understands and supports LGBTQ2 and intersex communities and defenders on the world stage.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Roberto Ampuero, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will co-host the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) Global Conference, which will take place from August 5 to August 7, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo opportunities and media availabilities will be held throughout the program.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded her participation in the annual ASEAN-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) held this year in Singapore.