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Canada imposes sanctions on Iran for systematic human rights violations

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations. These sanctions are in response to gross human rights violations that have been committed in Iran, including its systematic persecution of women and in particular, the egregious actions committed by Iran’s so-called ‘Morality Police,’ which led to the death of Mahsa Amini while under their custody. Iran’s continued grave and ongoing breaches of international law are well known and documented, including its blatant disregard for human life. Canada will always stand with Iranians and the victims of this regime, including with the families and loved ones of the victims of the downing of Flight PS752.


Canada sanctions Russian regime collaborators complicit in sham referendums in Ukraine

| 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 unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, including the sham referendums in and the attempted annexation of the Ukrainian territories of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.


Minister Joly to travel to Washington, D.C.

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will travel to Washington, D.C., United States, to meet with government officials on September 29 and 30, 2022.


Minister Sajjan concludes participation at opening of 77th UN General Assembly

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, wrapped up a successful 5 days of meetings and events as a member of Canada’s delegation to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Week and the UN Transforming Education Summit.


Canada announces a $1.21-billion contribution to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and additional support to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed health systems, and lockdowns have disrupted health services worldwide. This has had a devastating impact on efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. TB and malaria deaths have increased and progress on reducing HIV-related deaths has stalled. We need to redouble our efforts in fighting for all those we have not reached, in particular vulnerable women and girls, if we are to stay on course to achieve the goal of eliminating these diseases as epidemics by 2030.


Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Lorraine Diguer, Sara Nicholls and Élise Racicot


Minister Joly to attend 77th Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York City

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will attend the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During her visit, Minister Joly will meet with international partners and allies to address crucial global challenges and to work with UN members to strengthen international peace and security.


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