The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, participated in the 2021 Seoul United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPKM) virtual conference hosted by South Korea. Minister Anand participated in her role and on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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.
The world is facing an unprecedented global hunger and malnutrition emergency. Assistance is required to help affected countries avert famine and to ensure that other countries do not reach those levels of food insecurity.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded her trip to Europe, where she participated in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Riga, Latvia, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.
Canada and the United States have one of the closest trade relationships in the world, built on shared values and deeply integrated supply chains that support hundreds of thousands of jobs and opportunities on both sides of the border.
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.
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.
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.
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.