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Minister Gould concludes visit to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo

The Minister announced Canadian assistance to provide support to families affected by the floods that have devastated areas of the country

Canada values its long-standing partnerships in Africa and remains committed to working with African partners to build a more prosperous, sustainable and peaceful world. The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today concluded a four-day visit to the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo during which…

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Canada increases access to gender-sensitive health services for women and girls in Mali

This includes strengthening health systems so that women and adolescent girls have access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services and information

As part of its strong commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, Canada continues to champion the health and rights of women and girls globally. This includes strengthening health systems so that women and adolescent girls have access to a full range of sexual and reproductive…

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Canada welcomes peace agreement in Mozambique

Canada commends these positive steps and is proud to contribute $1.5 million to support the implementation of the peace process

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement on the signing of the Maputo Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mozambique: “This is a historic moment for the people of Mozambique. Canada applauds the signing of the Maputo Peace and Reconciliation Agreement by the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe…

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Canada condemns attack on migrant and refugee centre in Libya

Canada calls on all parties to the armed conflict in Libya to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the airstrike on the migrant and refugee detention centre in Tajoura, Libya, that occurred today. Our thoughts are with the wounded and the families of those killed in this attack. “Canada calls on all parties to the armed conflict…

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Minister Monsef announces support for education project in Sierra Leone

This project will train more than 200 teachers in gender-responsive pedagogy in four teaching colleges to help improve the quality of education

Canada is committed to supporting equal educational opportunities for women and girls in developing countries and better access to quality education for all. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, participated in CODE’s 60th anniversary celebration, at which she announced a…

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Canada concerned by situation in Libya

Canada fully supports the Libya people’s desire to build a peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous Libya

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada is gravely concerned by the escalation of violence in and around Tripoli, Libya, including the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, and attacks against medical personnel. As UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé said today at the UN Security Council,…

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Canada affirms its strong partnership with African Development Bank

Canada is willing to temporarily increase its subscription of callable capital at the African Development Bank by up to US$1.1 billion

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a key institution that plays a critical role in the growth and development of Africa. The Government of Canada is a long-standing partner in delivering on shared objectives alongside the AfDB.  The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and…

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Canada to participate in Women, Peace and Security meeting in Namibia

Prior to this meeting in Namibia, the Parliamentary Secretary also travelled to Ethiopia on April 8, 2019 to pay tribute to the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019

Canada strongly believes the greater participation by women in peacekeeping will pave the way for a more enduring peace. On behalf of the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), will attend a meeting of the Women, Peace…

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Minister Monsef launches Matching Fund to respond to Tropical Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Canada continues to monitor the situation and remains in close contact with all of its partners to determine the best way to respond to this crisis

The generosity of Canadians in times of crisis is always remarkable, and their efforts are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, today announced that for every donation made by individual Canadians to…

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Canada is closely following developments in Algeria

Canada supports democratic, free and fair elections in Algeria and stands ready to support this effort

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “Canada is closely following ongoing developments in Algeria. We note the withdrawal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s candidacy from the presidential race. “Canada supports democratic, free and fair elections in Algeria and stands ready to support this effort. We encourage the Algerian government…