The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada announced $157.6 million in funding as he concluded his visit to Bangladesh, the Philippines and Qatar. His trip focused on climate action, food security, green and inclusive growth, economic empowerment, health and advancing gender equality. He also attended the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), held in Doha, Qatar, where he highlighted the importance of inclusive partnerships with least developed countries to reduce poverty and advance sustainable development.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, attended the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Annual Convention to promote Canada’s mining expertise and leadership.
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly announced new multifaceted support for Ukraine to help address its critical energy and security needs as it defends itself against Russia’s full-scale invasion. The announcement was made during the official visit to Canada of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is in India to engage with business leaders and civil society partners on strengthening ties between Canada and India under Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.
At the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the Minister will discuss India’s G20 agenda under the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future,” with a focus on accelerating progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2023. Minister Joly will engage with her counterparts on common challenges, including food and energy security, development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, as well as effective multilateralism. She will address the acute challenges millions are facing around the world, which are compounded by Russia’s unjustifiable and illegal war against Ukraine.
Today, at the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, which was convened by the UN, Sweden and Switzerland, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced $46 million in funding from Canada in 2023 as part of its continued response to the humanitarian needs of conflict-affected people in Yemen...
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 ninth package of sanctions imposed by Canada against the Iranian regime since October 2022.
We recognize that the most marginalized communities, including women and girls, are disproportionately affected by climate change and biodiversity loss. Today, in his riding in the city of Québec, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Harjjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, announced Canada’s support for SOCODEVI (Société de coopération pour le développement international) and their Natur’ELLES project during his visit at a local YWCA.
One year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the full-scale illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. Today, we mark an entire year of devastating war that has had a catastrophic effect on Ukraine, its neighbours and people around the world. We have witnessed immense human suffering, appalling human rights violations and intentional cruelty done to the people of an independent and sovereign nation. Yet the brave and resilient people of Ukraine continue to fight with extraordinary courage and inspire Canadians and people around the world with their unwavering resolve to defend their homeland and sovereignty.