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Canada and Zambia lead on UN resolution to end child, early and forced marriage

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Today, the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a resolution on child, early and forced marriage. Canada is proud to have joined Zambia in leading this resolution, which received the support of a total of 114 co-sponsors from around the world. The resolution highlights concerning trends emerging in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and calls upon the international community to take concrete action to maintain and accelerate progress to end child, early and forced marriage.


Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group statement on media freedom in Egypt

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group express concern at the continued restrictions on media freedom in Egypt, including the recent arrest and intimidation of individuals associated with journalist Khaled el-Balshy, editor-in-chief of the news website Darb. In particular, the Coalition is concerned by the arrest of Kamal el-Balshy, brother of Khaled, on September 20, 2020. The Coalition urges authorities to allow journalists in Egypt to practise their profession without fear of arrest or reprisal.


Biographical notes

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:


Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:


Reminder: Media registration opens for Global Conference for Media Freedom

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

The Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020 will convene a broad group of experts, including foreign ministers, high-level government officials, journalists, media organizations, international organizations, and civil society representatives to help address the challenges to media freedom and promote the health of the global information.


Belarus sanctions 

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Belarusian officials in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Belarus.


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