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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…

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Romania to replace Canada in Mali peacekeeping mission

Canada and Romania stand shoulder to shoulder with the Malian people in their quest for lasting peace and sustainable development

Following a productive meeting on the margins of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in December 2018, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Teodor-Viorel Meleșcanu, Romania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Romania will supply transport helicopters to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), after…

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Canada appalled by death of Canadian in Burkina Faso

Canada is appalled and deeply saddened that Kirk Woodman, who was abducted on January 15, 2019, has been killed in Burkina Faso

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the murder of Canadian Kirk Woodman, who was abducted in Burkina Faso: “Canada is appalled and deeply saddened that Kirk Woodman, who was abducted on January 15, 2019, has been killed in Burkina Faso. “Canada condemns…

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Statement by Canada on the provisional results of the general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Canada takes note of the provisional results of the presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 10, 2019

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of provisional results following the general election held on December 30, 2018, in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Canada takes note of the provisional results of the presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 10,…

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Canadian statement following Madagascar’s presidential election

Canada congratulates the people of Madagascar on their recent elections

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement following confirmation by the Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court of the results of the country’s presidential election. “Canada congratulates the people of Madagascar on their recent elections. We look forward to advancing our collaboration with President-elect Andry Rajoelina and his government. “We commend all involved…