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Statement on United Nations Day

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Today, we mark the 77th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Charter of the United Nations, the document that created the UN and laid the foundation for the longest period of global peace and security in modern history. Signed by 51 nations, including Canada, following the devastation of the Second World War, the charter affirmed the primacy of human rights and dignity, underlined the equality of individuals and of nations and promoted the importance of prosperity for all. Applying these principles was, and remains today, the best means of saving humanity from war.


Freedom Online Coalition Joint Statement on Internet Shutdowns in Iran

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

We, the undersigned members of the Freedom Online Coalition, are deeply alarmed by and strongly condemn the measures undertaken by Iran to restrict access to the Internet following the nationwide protests over the tragic killing of Mahsa Amini. In furtherance of what has become a longstanding pattern of censorship, the Iranian government has to a large scale shut down the Internet yet again for most of its 84 million citizens nationwide by cutting off mobile data; disrupting popular social media platforms; throttling Internet service; and blocking individual users, encrypted DNS services, text messages, and access entirely.


Minister Joly to host women foreign ministers’ meeting on Iran

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will be hosting a virtual meeting of women foreign ministers on October 20, 2022, to hear directly from women of Iranian heritage and discuss the grave state of women’s and human rights in Iran in the midst of mass unrests and ongoing protests against the Iranian regime.


Minister Joly to host Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Iran

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

October 19 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will host a virtual meeting of women foreign ministers to discuss the grave state of women and human rights in Iran in the midst of mass unrests and ongoing protests against the Iranian regime. The Minister will open the meeting by delivering remarks reiterating Canada’s commitment to working with the international community to support Iranians.


Canada sanctions additional representatives of the Iranian regime

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations. This is the third package of sanctions imposed by Canada against the Iranian regime because of its ongoing gross and systematic human rights violations and continued actions to destabilize regional peace and security.


Canada sanctions additional Russian propaganda agents

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions in relation to Russia’s unjustifiable invasion and attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory. The announcement was made during the visit to Ottawa of human rights and media freedom activists Bill Browder and Evgenia Kara-Murza, wife of detained Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza.


Statement by Minister Sajjan on World Food Day

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today issued the following statement: “Climate change, COVID-19, conflict and economic downturns have escalated the stress on global food systems in the last few years. And in February 2022, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine shocked global food and energy systems.


Canada and United States coordinate delivery of Haitian National Police equipment

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin today issued the following statement on Haiti: “Today, Canadian and U.S. military aircraft arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to transfer vital Haitian government-purchased security equipment, including tactical and armoured vehicles, and supplies to the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP). The delivery of the equipment was part of a joint operation involving Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force aircraft.


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