Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Development and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on International Day of Peace

September 21, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – International Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Affairs; the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Worldwide Improvement; and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, right now issued the next assertion:

“As we speak, as we have fun the Worldwide Day of Peace and because the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, we’re reminded that the rules-based worldwide order presents our greatest hope of each attaining peace and ending this pandemic. Peaceable cooperation is behind a lot of our best successes globally, nationally and inside our communities.

“Canada will proceed to work with companions across the globe towards a extra peaceable and inclusive world, together with as chair of the UN Peacebuilding Fee, co-chair of the Worldwide Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and co-chair of the Girls, Peace and Safety Focal Factors Community.

To realize sustainable peace, ladies should be engaged in each facet of it: from battle prevention, peacemaking and humanitarian help to post-conflict restoration and state-building. Girls are brave defenders of human rights and fearless negotiators who make a distinction for peace. 

“Canada stays dedicated to working with all international locations to realize the UN Sustainable Improvement Targets to construct peaceable and inclusive societies, present entry to justice for all and construct efficient, accountable and inclusive establishments. Canada will proceed to face agency towards makes an attempt to make use of COVID-19 to foster discrimination and exclusion. 

“As we speak is a day to remind ourselves: in an interconnected world, it’s by peace that we are going to obtain our potential as people, as societies and as a worldwide neighborhood.” 

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