October 26, 2020 - The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will co-host the second Global Conference for Media Freedom with the Republic of Botswana on November 16, 2020.
“Every year, in Canada and abroad, thousands of children are wrongfully taken across international borders by a parent or guardian in violation of rights of custody. This has devastating effects on families, and it is the children who suffer the most.”
“75 years ago, in the wake of the Second World War, the world was faced with a rebuilding project on a scale never before witnessed. Confronted with this monumental task, the international community turned outwards, creating the United Nations, whose architecture continues to underpin today's international order. The framers of the United Nations Charter knew that we go farther when we go together. They chose openness over isolationism, cooperation over rivalry, open palms over closed fists.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, yesterday participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) ministerial meeting on small and medium-sized businesses, focused on best practices for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and advancing business digitalization to build the foundation for the economy of the future.
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.