Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trudeau Heading To The UN


'Boy'Trudeau Heading To The UN


Federal Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau arrives at Caesars Windsor after giving a speech to party faithful at the Ciociaro Club early in the evening 21 January 2015.Photo by Ian Shalapata.Federal Liberal leader, Boy'Trudeau arrives at Caesars Windsor after giving a speech to party faithful at the Ciociaro Club early in the evening on January 21.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.
(OTTAWA, ON) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he will travel to New York, between September 19 and 20, to lead Canada’s delegation to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Government of Canada is committed to redefining its place in the world and promoting core Canadian values, like diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and respect for peace worldwide.
The Prime Minister will lead the Canadian delegation to UNGA, which will include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, St├ęphane Dion, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum.
At the UNGA the Trudeau will advocate for greater global leadership to address the refugee and migrant crisis, reiterate Canada’s intention to once more play a major role in peacekeeping and conflict prevention efforts, and encourage countries to follow through on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
“Canada is committed to making meaningful contributions to solving important global challenges, such as climate change, international peace and security, and refugees and migration,” said Trudeau. “We are already doing more to help build a cleaner, safer, and more prosperous world. There will be a lot more leadership from Canada in the months and years to come.”
He will take part in the Refugee and Migration Summit, hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as co-host US President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees.
On the margins of the UN, the Prime Minister will also deliver a keynote address to the 2016 United Nations Private Sector Forum, which will bring together governments, businesses, and civil society to focus on the role of business in advancing development and preventing global instability.
While in New York, Trudeau and the Canadian delegation will also promote diversity, human rights, the need for gender equality, and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“The UN and the essential work it does on behalf of all humanity is once more a priority for Canada, and we will build on our proud history with this vital organization,” Trudeau concluded.
Canada under Trudeau working with the UN to build a safer, more prosperous world, one where the middle class, and those working hard to join it, have real and fair opportunities to get ahead.