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Joint statement of Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands regarding the Gambia’s action to address accountability in Myanmar

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands welcome the Gambia’s application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar on the alleged violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention). In order to uphold international accountability and prevent impunity, Canada and the Netherlands hereby express their intention to jointly explore all options to support and assist the Gambia in these efforts.

Statement on International Anti-Corruption Day

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Corruption undermines public trust and the rule of law, disproportionately affects women and vulnerable populations, contributes to inequality and breeds organized crime. It is the greatest obstacle to economic and social development, and it decays the fabric of society.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Germany and Egypt

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will participate in the Alliance for Multilateralism conference, Advocating Human Rights in the 21st Century, hosted in Berlin by Heiko Maas, Germany’s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on December 10, 2019. Minister Champagne will then attend the inaugural Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa in Aswan, Egypt, on December 11 and 12, 2019.

Advice for Canadians: Plan safe winter travels

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is taking this opportunity to remind all travellers of the importance of having safe travel arrangements.

Canada condemns escalating violence in Iraq

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

Canada strongly condemns the escalating violence in Iraq, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of protestors and injured thousands more. We urge all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from violence.

Canada’s support for mine action under the Ottawa Convention

| Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

Canada has contributed over $450 million in the last 2 decades to mine action around the world. Canada currently supports mine action as part of development assistance, security and stabilization programming. Canada’s funding helps universalize the Ottawa Convention and activities in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.

Canada welcomes ban of Novichoks under Chemical Weapons Convention

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

“Today, signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) took a strong stance for a safer world when they agreed unanimously to add Novichoks to the list of chemicals banned by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).”

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