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Canada pledges to enhance development engagement in Sahel

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada is deeply concerned by the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel and is committed to minimizing its impact on people in the region, as well as responding to the increasing needs of the most vulnerable.


Announcement of new diplomatic appointments

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:


Biographical note

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Biographical note


Statement on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we recognize the urgency of accelerating progress toward ending poverty so that no one is left behind. Through the Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada is working to help the poorest and those in vulnerable situations by making gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls central to our efforts.”


Statement on World Food Day

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Over the last 4 years, global hunger has been on the rise—and COVID-19 has exacerbated this trend. The COVID-19 health crisis is threatening to create a ‘hunger pandemic’ that could bring another 132 million people into chronic hunger. Earlier this week, the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Programme [WFP] for ‘acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.’ The WFP is racing to reach people in 88 countries who are suffering from acute food insecurity and hunger because ‘Until the day we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against chaos.’


Update - Minister of Foreign Affairs to hold media teleconference from Europe 

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

Minister Champagne has been travelling to Greece, Austria, Belgium and Lithuania this week where he met with key European partners to discuss how the international community can address the situations in Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Eastern Mediterranean.


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