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Refugee Education Council members

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

As part of the Together for Learning campaign, the Refugee Education Council was created in consultation with the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group and will be hosted by World Vision Canada.


Statement on International Development Week

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement on International Development Week 2021, which runs from February 7 to 13:


Statement by International Development Minister on educational materials used by United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East 

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“I was deeply concerned when it was recently brought to the attention of Canada and other donors to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [UNRWA] that certain educational materials used last year to support Palestinian refugee children during pandemic-related school closures in the West Bank and Gaza contained references that violated UN values of human rights, tolerance, neutrality and non-discrimination..."


Canada announces support to combat land degradation and desertification in developing countries 

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada will contribute up to $55 million to the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund, an investment fund initiated by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to support sustainable land management and land restoration. This investment is part of Canada’s $2.65 billion climate finance commitment, as well as the G7 Charlevoix Commitment for Innovative Financing for Sustainable Development.


Canada continues its support of Palestinian refugees

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Providing humanitarian assistance and responding to the needs of Palestinian refugees is part of the path toward peace and prosperity in the Middle East. That is why Canada is committed to meeting the basic needs of the poorest and most vulnerable among this population.


Canada announces additional support for equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound global impact, with its wide-reaching effects amplified for vulnerable populations both in Canada and around the world. This virus will not be fully eradicated until it’s eradicated everywhere. That is why Canada is committed to a robust global effort to end the pandemic and address its devastating health, social, economic and security impacts. Canada continues to do its part to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.


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