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Canada announces support for global nutrition efforts

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters and conflict are driving hunger and malnutrition worldwide, putting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable—especially women and girls—at increased risk of death and disease. As one of the largest donors to the nutrition sector globally, Canada is committed to working with its partners to reclaim the nutrition gains lost during the COVID-19 pandemic while also continuing to focus on the gender dimensions of the nutrition crisis.


Minister Joly announces additional sanctions on Belarusian individuals and entities in response to ongoing and systematic human rights violations

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced new sanctions on 24 individuals and 7 entities under the Special Economic Measures Act in response to the Belarusian regime’s ongoing and systematic human rights violations. These measures are being taken in coordination with the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.


Minister Joly to attend NATO and OSCE meetings

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will attend the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Riga, Latvia, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. This is Minister Joly’s first transatlantic trip as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Canada announces support aimed at improving the health and rights of women and girls

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on health systems everywhere, disproportionally impacting women and girls around the world. To mitigate this impact, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, participated in the 27th Canadian Conference on Global Health where he announced $325 million in funding for eleven projects with Canadian health partners.


Canada and ASEAN proceed with free trade agreement negotiations

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Deepening trade and investment ties with large, fast-growing markets such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will support Canada’s long-term growth, create good jobs, and ensure a strong, resilient economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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