Trudeau to attend UN General Assembly



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to New York next week to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 20-22.

Trudeau’s office issued a statement Saturday saying he would attend the opening of Tuesday’s high-level general debate, noting that he would highlight Canada’s ongoing work to address the global food security crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of the United States Ukraine followed.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau will attend the Christchurch Call Summit later that day – along with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron – where he will reiterate Canada’s pledge to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online .

On Wednesday, the prime minister will attend a conference organized by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

According to the PMO, Trudeau will also host a meeting with Caribbean and regional partners to promote support for Haiti’s stability and sustainable development.

The statement said the Canadian delegation will include Secretary of State Melanie Joly, Minister for International Development Harjit Sajjan and Minister for Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 17, 2022.


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