Prime Minister attends United Nations General Assembly in New York

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OTTAWA, ON, September 17, 2022 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeautoday announced that he will be traveling to New York Cityfrom September 20 to 22, 2022to participate in the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

During his visit, the Prime Minister will continue to work closely with our global partners to grow the middle class and generate economic growth that works for all Canadians by addressing the world’s greatest challenges. As co-chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates group, the Prime Minister will continue to help improve people’s lives by advocating for strong climate action, empowering women and girls and reducing inequality. He will take action to protect wildlife and biodiversity, make sure no one goes hungry by tackling the global food crisis, and improve health outcomes for people.

on September 20Prime Minister will attend the opening of the high-level general debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Prime Minister Trudeau will promote innovative solutions to the global food crisis, including with Southern countries most affected: Canada’s ongoing work to address the global food security crisis that has increased dramatically in recent years and is now further exacerbated by Russia illegal invasion of Ukraine.

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Later that day, Prime Minister Trudeau will participate in the “Christchurch Call Summit” along with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and France’s President Emmanuel Macron where he will repeat Canada’s pledge to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.

In New Yorkthe Prime Minister will also emphasize: Canada’s leadership in climate action and conservation, and building global momentum for key policies such as pollution pricing and biodiversity conservation. Canada will co-host the “Countdown To” COP15: Landmark Leaders Event for a Nature Positive World” and the Prime Minister will co-chair the Ocean Panel leaders meeting on “Financing Ocean Solutions for People and Planet: Delivering on SDG 14”.

on September 21, Prime Minister Trudeau will attend the “Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Seventh Replenishment – Pledging Conference.” The Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector, technical partners and people affected by the diseases to support country-led prevention, treatment and care programs.

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While in New Yorkwill the prime minister organize a meeting with Caribbean and regional partners to continue working on ways the international community can help support Haiti’s stability and sustainable development.

The Prime Minister will attend the Heads of Delegation Welcome Reception hosted by President Biden and Dr. Biden. He will also hold additional meetings with partners around the world to discuss global challenges, including the impact of the pandemic and Putin’s illegal and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing need to counter Russian disinformation.

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“The United Nations is an important forum for advancing a more peaceful, equal and stable world. I look forward to working with global partners to continue to improve people’s lives by defending democracy and human rights, taking ambitious climate action , end poverty, improve access to health care and education, reduce inequality and foster economic growth that benefits all.”
— The Rt. Hon. Justin TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian delegation to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will consist of Secretary of State, Mélanie JolyMinister of International Development, Harjit Sajjanand Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault.

  • Canada has been active at the UN since its foundation in 1945 and played a key role in the drafting of the UN Charter, an international treaty establishing the basic principles of international relations.

  • Today, Canada continues to support the UN by actively participating in the organization’s activities and providing financial support.

  • Canada is the eighth largest contributor to the UN with an annually rated contribution to the UN system of CAD $366.8 millionincluding CAD$203.7 million for peacekeeping.

  • Canada will welcome the world to Montreal from Dec 7-19 2022 for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which will focus on agreeing a new global biodiversity framework to guide the world’s collective efforts to protect nature and halt biodiversity loss around the world call.

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Associated Links

This document is also available at https://pm.gc.ca

SOURCE Cabinet of the Prime Minister

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