Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the eighth call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
In the midst of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to acknowledge that vaccines and routine immunizations save millions of lives each year. Canada remains committed to ensuring access to essential vaccinations, leading efforts to advance gender equality and reducing the burden of infectious diseases.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will mark the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe by highlighting Canada’s ongoing commitment to multilateralism, during a virtual United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Arria-formula meeting on May 8, 2020.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate in a UNESCO World Press Freedom Day virtual event on press freedom and tackling disinformation taking place tomorrow.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth, yesterday evening, April 27, 2020.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate in a virtual university tour to engage with students and academics in universities on Canada’s role during the current global health pandemic.
During the call, they agreed that a global crisis like this has the potential to exacerbate inequalities and reverse development gains. In particular, it may have devastating health outcomes for the world’s most marginalized populations.
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and counterparts from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom, today took part in the sixth call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 (MCGC) to reiterate the need to maintain essential global links as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
The meeting, convened by Canada, Italy, Brazil, and Egypt, is an opportunity for UN member states and international organizations to discuss measures to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on food availability and supply, especially in developing countries.
During their call, the ministers provided an update on the steps their countries are taking to minimize disruptions to critical global supply chains related to essential medical products and pharmaceutical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.