Canada and its enduring Partnership with the U.S, with Europe…..and its historical Leadership in the World
Canada provides a new Financial aid for the Humanitarian Emergency
Canada has allocated a new Humanitarian Assistance for the most vulnerable around the World. The amount will be for emergency assistance for people affected by crisis, drinking water, nutrition and other kinds of emergency aid.
Canada today announced $331.5 million in Humanitarian Assistance funding at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. This funding will help address unprecedented Humanitarian needs around the World. Announced by the Department of Global Affairs Canada May 24, 2016 © Global Affairs Canada
The Canadian Global Affairs Ministry has announced that the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada will participate in NATO’s meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels on May 19th.
“Canada is a committed Member of NATO. When I look at the international security challenges we are facing today, it is clear that NATO is more important than ever. In Brussels, I look forward to discussing how the alliance can further contribute to global peace and stability.” elaborated Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Alliance, as a key multilateral organization, is a cornerstone of Canada’s Security and Defence Policy and a major contributor to international Peace and Security. Affirmed the Canadian Global Affairs. May 18, 2016 Ottawa/Ontario © Global Affairs Canada
Canada and its leadership on ‘World Press Freedom Day’
“Canada resolutely supports journalists, Human Rights defenders, bloggers and all others who use media platforms to promote inclusion and diversity, demand transparency and accountability from their governments, and ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected.
“No person should ever be afraid to speak freely. No person should ever face intimidation, harassment, violence or death for voicing an opinion.
“According to a Freedom House survey, 2015 was the worst year in the past 12 for global press freedom. This was due to an increase in hostility toward journalists, bloggers and media outlets by governments, as well as by terrorists and criminal forces. Journalists and a free press are part of what makes countries strong. Beyond keeping people informed, an independent press helps hold governments to account. Those whose job it is to pursue and share information play an invaluable role in the promotion and protection of human rights and the preservation of an open and resilient society. Any attack on the media’s right to express itself freely is an attack on society itself.
“On World Press Freedom Day, Canada recognizes the important role the media play in keeping the public dialogue vibrant. We also acknowledge the journalists, bloggers and activists who face censorship, imprisonment, and personal attacks as a consequence of carrying out their work, and we remember those who have lost their lives while exercising their right to report and speak freely.” Press released from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada. May 3, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario © MFA of Canada/Media Relations Office of Global Affairs
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