Reminder - Minister Cannon to Hold Photo Opportunity and Media Availability Following Ratification of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

(No. A/43 – March 10, 2010) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a photo opportunity with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a media availability following the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He will be accompanied by representatives of the disability community.

Following short statements, Minister Cannon and the disability community representatives will be available to take questions from media representatives.

Event: Photo opportunity
Date:
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time:
9:10 a.m. ET
Location:
Office of the UN Secretary-General, United Nations headquarters

Event: Media availability
Date:
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time: 11:15 a.m. ET
Location:
Second floor press stake-out area, North Lawn Building, United Nations headquarters

The media availability will be broadcast live via webcast at United Nations Webcast.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Loubier
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
613-995-1851

Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-995-1874