Diplomacy in Action
2014-11-30 - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement congratulating Michaëlle Jean, Canada’s former governor general, on becoming Secretary General of La Francophonie.
2014-11-18 - 700 participants representing 350 civil society groups from 56 countries gathered in Geneva from 3-5 November 2014 to mark 20 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a key policy commitment to advancing women’s human rights and empowerment.
2014-10-21 - On Friday, October 3, Ambassador Elissa Golberg took over the position of Second Vice Chairperson on the Executive Committee Bureau of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Nominated by Colombia, Ethiopia, and Somalia, each of these three countries expressed its support for the election of such a qualified Canadian to join the committee.
2014-09-25 - "To make people count you need to count people" was the opening line of an event co-sponsored by Canada at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The event provided a positive platform for human rights and civil registries experts to discuss the far-reaching implications for human rights of failing to track the birth, lives and death of peoples.
2014-08-29 - On the margins of the 67th Session of the World Health Assembly, and just days before the opening of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Summit taking place in Toronto, Canada on 28-30 May, the Permanent Missions of Canada and Cameroon, with support from Save the Children, World Vision, PATH, PMNCH, and the Permanent Mission of the United States, co-hosted an event focussing on improving maternal and newborn health and the importance of working with local communities to achieve this goal.
2014-08-28 - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres conducted an official visit to Canada on May 28-30, 2014. The High Commissioner met with Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird and Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander, and senior officials from across Government, including Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom, parliamentarians, civil society and the media. Mr. Guterres also delivered the annual pluralism lecture at the Global Centre for Pluralism.
2014-06-26 - Minister of Labour underscores Canada's commitment to protecting vulnerable workers at International Labour Conference - Plenary Session, 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference - Geneva, Switzerland, June 10, 2014
2014-05-06 - On the eve of the sixth Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, Canada opened its doors to the world's most courageous human rights defenders...
2014-01-07 - The Permanent Mission of Canada to Geneva participated in the United Nations Women's Guild annual charity bazaar, where the proceeds of the sale of maple syrup products went directly to benefit disadvantaged children around the world.
2013-12-03 - Over a hundred Canadians working in Geneva gathered at the Permanent Mission of Canada on the morning of November 11th to commemorate the 95 years...
2013-11-01 - In response, Canada has contributed $19.5 million to construct 7,514 transitional shelters near Léogâne and Jacmel - areas severely affected by the earthquake.
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