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  1. At the 54th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), which was held from June 17 to 20, 2024, in Ottawa, Ontario, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, and host and chair of the meeting, announced a total of $11.2 million in funding from Canada for economic development in the Caribbean.
  2. Joanne Minns (BA Hons [Psychology], University of Ottawa, 1994; MA [Psychology], Carleton University, 2001) worked at the Privy Council Office and other federal government departments on a range of policy and programming files before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2008.
  3. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointment:
  4. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced the allocation of $85 million in funding to the African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator (AVMA), a new initiative aimed at enhancing health security and equitable access to vaccines across Africa.
  5. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, announced the appointment of Roman Dubczak, Deputy Chair, CIBC Capital Markets, as Canada’s representative to the Business Advisory Council (BAC) launched at the 2024 Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin, Germany, last week.
  6. The WTO plays a key role in strengthening economic ties around the world. It provides transparency and predictability for businesses, which creates jobs for the middle class.
  7. Today, Global Affairs Canada issued the following statement on actions taken by the People’s Republic of China against Philippine vessels in the South China Sea:
  8. Canada is imposing sanctions against Russian officials in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Russia.
  9. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions on 13 individuals under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations.
  10. *** This event has been POSTPONED. *** June 17, 2024 –Tomorrow afternoon, the Honourable Mélanie Joly and Mrs. Yulia Navalnaya, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, will take part in a fireside chat.
  11. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, is hosting the 54th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Ottawa. Throughout the week’s events, opening and closing remarks of the annual meeting will be open to the media.
  12. Tomorrow afternoon, the Honourable Mélanie Joly and Mrs. Yulia Navalnaya, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, will take part in a fireside chat.
  13. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will host Yulia Navalnaya, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and widow of former Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 18, 2024.
  14. Ioanna Sahas Martin (MA [International Affairs], Carleton University, 1995; BA Hons [Political Science and French], University of Waterloo, 1993) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2001.
  15. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Ioanna Sahas Martin and Julie Sunday
  16. “As States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), we uphold that the Court, its officials and staff shall carry out their professional duties as international civil servants without intimidation. In line with the May 17, 2024, press release of the President of the Assembly of States Parties and the May 3, 2024, statement by the Office of the Prosecutor, we reconfirm our unwavering support for the Court as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
  17. Refugees and displaced people, particularly girls, are disproportionately impacted by the current global education crisis and are in urgent need of improved access to high quality education.
  18. Next week, from June 17 to June 20, 2024, Canada will host the 54th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Ottawa with the theme Partnerships for Resilient Prosperity to advance a common vision to address global threats such as climate change.
  19. These sanctions target many individuals and entities implicated in disinformation and propaganda operations, including those identified by Rapid Response Mechanism Canada.
  20. We, the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, are united in confronting Russia’s aggression and subversion against democratic societies. We continue to support Ukraine as it defends its freedom and independence from Russia’s illegal and unjustified full-scale invasion. We also stand firmly against persistent Kremlin attempts to use disinformation, criminal and covert activities, and corruption to undermine sovereignty and democratic processes.
  21. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, recently travelled to Jordan, where he attended an international conference on June 11, 2024. The conference, Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza, was organized by Jordan, Egypt and the United Nations.
  22. Jenny Hill (BA [Geography], University of Victoria, 2006; MA [Geography], University of Toronto, 2009) joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 2005. Her first assignment abroad was to Afghanistan in 2009; in 2015, she served as first secretary (development) in Ghana; and, in 2017, as head of cooperation in Kenya. At Headquarters, her positions have included deputy director roles in the International Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health bureaus and senior adviser to the assistant deputy minister of the Global Issues and Development Branch. She was Canada’s ambassador to South Sudan from 2020 to late 2021. Most recently, she served as head of office, counsellor and consul in Zambia.
  23. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:
  24. Established in 2016 as a result of the Russian Federation’s occupation of Crimea and as an offshoot of the G7-led Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, the ISI convenes likeminded countries of the international donor community to meet Ukraine’s most urgent radiological and nuclear security needs...
  25. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “Today, Canada marks the 35th anniversary of the violent crackdown in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, against unarmed and peaceful citizens, many of whom were students.
  26. During their meeting, the Ministers, ICAO Council President Sciacchitano and ICAO Secretary General Salazar acknowledged that this year marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Chicago Convention, ICAO’s founding document.
  27. As a founding member and leading contributor and host country to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Canada is proud to support the crucial role the organization plays to ensure people around the world can enjoy safe, secure, sustainable, inclusive, accessible and reliable air transport.
  28. Yesterday, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in Prague, to reaffirm Canada and Czechia’s strong partnership and exchange on geopolitical challenges.
  29. “The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, the High Representative of the European Union, and the Secretary of State of the United States of America affirm that the recent sanctions designations by each of our governments represent a coordinated effort to hold the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Russia to account and to impose costs on actors and entities involved in the unlawful transfer of arms from the DPRK to Russia for use in attacking Ukraine.
  30. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I commend the Transitional Presidential Council (TPC) for the nomination of the new Prime Minister-designate of Haiti and for moving toward achieving this important transition of power.
  31. Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement on the verdict on the “Hong Kong 47” trial: “Canada is deeply concerned at the guilty verdicts handed down in the National Security Law (NSL) mass trial of 47 pro-democracy politicians and advocates known as the "Hong Kong 47” or “NSL 47.
  32. At a time when the world faces geopolitical and economic uncertainty, Canada and Sweden, two like-minded and trusted partners, are deepening relations to advance shared priorities for the benefit of our people and in the interest of global stability.
  33. “For more than 75 years, United Nations peacekeepers have deployed to countries as diverse as Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia) and Timor Leste to act in the service of peace. Since 1948, more than 4,370 peacekeepers have died in service, including more than 120 Canadians."
  34. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will visit Sweden on May 29, 2024, for high-level bilateral meetings, then Czechia, from May 30 to 31, to attend an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
  35. March 2024 marked 13 years of the Syrian crisis, and humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels. Over 16 million people, approximately 70% of the country’s population, urgently require assistance. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Türkiye collectively host more than 6.8 million Syrian refugees.
  36. Canadians should have access to quality medicines, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. People should not have to choose between paying for their medications and putting food on the table. Unfortunately, many Canadians are still forced to make this impossible decision.
  37. Today, Canada alongside Australia, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, have issued the following statement on the situation in Myanmar:“We, Australia, Canada, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, are deeply concerned by the escalating conflict in Myanmar and in particular the increasing harm to civilians, which is driving a worsening and devastating human rights and humanitarian crisis across the country.
  38. Wednesday May 23, 2024 –The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, will make an important announcement related to access to Pharmacare.
  39. Conserva Aves will help members of communities, particularly women, Indigenous people and Afro-descendant people, conserve more than 2 million hectares of land spanning a variety of biodiverse ecosystems in 100 key sites across the Latin American and Caribbean region.
  40. During their meeting, Minister Ng emphasized the need for the 3 countries to continue working together to successfully implement CUSMA in support of North America’s economic security and global competitiveness. She also highlighted CUSMA’s key role in strengthening supply chains across sectors, such as for electric vehicle manufacturing and critical minerals.
  41. Minister Ng stressed the importance of continuing to implement CUSMA and strengthening North American economic ties which make the region attractive for Canadian investors. She reiterated her commitment to working with Mexico to ensure a stable and prosperous bilateral trade and investment relationship.
  42. Graham Dattels (BA Hons [International Development and Social Anthropology], Dalhousie University, 1998; MSc [Management of Non-governmental Organizations], London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001) started his international career working for non-governmental organizations in Honduras and India; he joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 2003.
  43. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments:
  44. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing additional sanctions on two individuals and six entities under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations. These sanctions are being imposed in coordination with Canada’s international partners.
  45. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today successfully concluded her visit to Cyprus, Lebanon, Türkiye and Greece, which took place from May 13 to 17, 2024
  46. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development; and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:
  47. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, has concluded a trip to Ethiopia and Tanzania that focused on advancing development initiatives within each of the 2 countries, as well as strengthening our relationships across Africa and with the African Union (AU). During his trip, he announced Canada’s commitment to provide $194 million toward impactful development programming.
  48. Canada is gravely concerned by the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza and by reports of a ground offensive into Rafah. A military operation into Rafah will have disastrous consequences. About 1.5 million Palestinians are taking refuge in the area. There is nowhere for them to go and limited access to aid.
  49. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act. These are the first sanctions measures listing extremist Israeli settlers. Canada remains concerned with extremist settler violence and will examine additional measures in response to the grave breach of international peace and security posed by their violent and destabilizing actions against Palestinian civilians and their property in the West Bank.
  50. Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against 4 extremist Israeli settlers in response to the grave breach of international peace and security posed by their violent and destabilizing actions against Palestinian civilians and their property