The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that in response to the coup d’état in Myanmar, Canada is imposing sanctions against 9 Myanmar military officials, under the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations.
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.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of 9 out of 10 learners worldwide, millions of them children living in countries facing a humanitarian crisis. The impacts are particularly severe for refugees and other forcibly displaced children and youth, especially girls, who are most at risk of being left behind.
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.
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.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s contribution of $15 million to the UN Peacebuilding Fund while co-chairing the virtual UN Peacebuilding Fund Replenishment Conference, along with the UN Secretary-General, Germany, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
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.
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.