This meeting, which reconvened Ambassadors from across the membership of the United Nations, featured presentations on the climate finance and COVID-19 challenges from Mark Carney, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Mahmoud Mohieldin, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Canada stands with members of the LGBTQ2 communities, at home and abroad, to reaffirm their fundamental right to be treated equally, and with dignity and respect. No one should be subjected to discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “On this day, Canadians join with people around the globe to celebrate our differences and our diversity, confident in the knowledge that these strengths are key to living together in peace—within our communities, our countries and our world.
Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the eighth call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will mark the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe by highlighting Canada’s ongoing commitment to multilateralism, during a virtual United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Arria-formula meeting on May 8, 2020.
Canada welcomes the Sudanese government’s decision to ban female genital mutilation (FGM), and hopes that the draft law will enjoy swift ratification. We echo the Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s statement that female genital mutilation is a ‘clear violation against women and a crime against women's rights,’ and we commend the Sudanese government for taking this momentous step.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate in a UNESCO World Press Freedom Day virtual event on press freedom and tackling disinformation taking place tomorrow.