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Announcement of new diplomatic appointment

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment: Stéphane Jobin becomes Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Observer to the African Union. Mr. Jobin replaces Antoine Chevrier.


Launch of Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Around the globe, foreign nationals are arbitrarily arrested, sentenced and detained by countries attempting to leverage them for diplomatic gain in their relations with other states. Countries from every continent are coming together to denounce this unjust practice which exposes people who live, work and travel abroad to greater risk.


Minister Ng participates in Global Infrastructure Advisory Roundtable

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with business leaders and investors from Canada’s infrastructure sector for the inaugural meeting of the Global Infrastructure Advisory Roundtable.


Canada announces support to help advance democracy in Belarus

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will provide $2.25 million to support civil society organizations who are working to help advance democracy in Belarus.


Minister Ng discusses global trade and economic recovery in WTO ministerial meeting

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in a virtual World Trade Organization meeting of fellow ministers. They discussed key priorities to strengthen the rules-based multilateral trading system in support of an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient global recovery.


Canada announces new measures to address human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade today announced measures related to the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.


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

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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.


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