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🍁 CDN: Ban Ki-moon Meeting With Trudeau In Canada

February 5, 2016. PMO: Prime Minister of Canada Press Release.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon walk together to participate in a family photo with fellow world leaders at the start of the G20 summit. (Photo: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon walk together to participate in a family photo with fellow world leaders at the start of the G20 summit in November 2015. (Photo: JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, His Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, will be in Ottawa and Montréal on a working visit, from February 11 to 13, 2016.

Canada is an active and committed member of the United Nations – not only because the UN provides essential support to millions of people in need – but also because it serves Canada’s interests. A more peaceful world is a safer and more prosperous world for Canada, too.

During the Secretary-General’s visit, Canada will reaffirm its commitment to the UN, to effective cooperation, and to renewed leadership on the world stage. The Prime Minister will highlight Canadian engagement on a number of key global issues, including: climate change and climate finance; the situation in Syria, Iraq, and surrounding countries; refugee resettlement; and the health of women and children around the world.

The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General will also meet with Canadian youth and discuss the importance of building diverse and resilient societies that promote peace and broad-based economic growth.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) shakes hands with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as he arrives for the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21, on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. More than 150 world leaders are meeting under heightened security, for the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), also known as Paris 2015 from November 30 to December 11. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / LOIC VENANCE / AFP / POOL / LOIC VENANCE)

PM Trudeau shakes hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the COP21 in Paris. 11/30/2015.  (AFP: LOIC VENANCE).

Quotes

Secretary-General Ban has made invaluable contributions to the UN, in particular in spearheading real action on climate change and sustainable development, and in bringing global attention to key humanitarian crises. We are honoured that Mr. Ban has accepted our invitation to visit Canada so early in the government’s mandate.

– Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

If we are to build a more peaceful and prosperous world – a world where our diversity is seen as a strength– then a strong United Nations is essential. Canada is proud of the part it has played in the UN’s successes, from protecting human rights to peacekeeping. I want to restore Canada’s voice and leadership role at the UN.

– Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • Secretary-General Ban will also meet with Governor General David Johnston, prior to his visit to Montréal on February 12.
  • In Montréal, the Secretary-General will meet with the Premier of Quebec, M. Philippe Couillard, and the Mayor of Montréal, M. Denis Coderre.
  • He will deliver an address at McGill University, and meet with the Secretary-General and President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN specialized agency based in Montréal, and other UN staff based in the city.
  • Mr. Ban will be accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Ban Soon-taek.

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