"Canada is deeply disappointed by the veto of a UN resolution to continue vital cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria by Russia and China. This decision will prevent millions of Syrians from receiving aid they urgently require."
Millions of people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes and their countries due to conflict and persecution. As unresolved refugee and humanitarian crises continue, nations must work together to help advance solutions. Canada will continue to lead by example.
“Corruption undermines public trust and the rule of law, disproportionately affects women and vulnerable populations, contributes to inequality and breeds organized crime. It is the greatest obstacle to economic and social development, and it decays the fabric of society.”
Good evening. Thanks very much for having made a little room for me in your program at the last minute! I have good reasons for wanting to come to the summit. I am very happy to be with you and to speak to you now as the minister of international development.
Canada has contributed over $450 million in the last 2 decades to mine action around the world. Canada currently supports mine action as part of development assistance, security and stabilization programming. Canada’s funding helps universalize the Ottawa Convention and activities in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.
Unexploded landmines prevent local populations from living and working on their lands in more than 60 countries. Every year, 7,000 people lose their lives and thousands more are injured in areas contaminated by these weapons around the world.
The Honourable Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for Burlington and Minister of Democratic Institutions, will make a CanExport small and medium enterprise (SME) funding announcement with Burloak Technologies in Oakville, Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, highlighting how trade diversification benefits the economy and leads to good jobs for for middle-class Canadians.
Democracy is central to the development of free, well-governed, pluralistic and prosperous societies. It is what gives citizens the right to vote, the freedom to disagree with elected officials, the ability to hold governments to account and the permission to speak out against injustice.