Prime Minister takes action at United Nations General Assembly

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today concluded his participation in the High Level Week of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), during which he worked closely with our global partners to address the world’s greatest challenges and improving lives. for the people. He advanced action in key areas such as health, food security and climate action and worked with partners to continue to defend Ukraine against Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion and to counter Russian false narratives and disinformation.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, Prime Minister Trudeau announced $1.21 billion in new funding at the Seventh Replenishment Donors’ Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, hosted by the President of the United States, Joe Biden. This funding, a 30% increase over the last commitment, will help fight these diseases and help achieve the Global Fund’s goal of saving 20 million lives over the next three years.

The Prime Minister has also allocated $100 million announcement funding from the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Facility, to help countries mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programs and initiate urgent improvements in health and community systems. He also announced that $55 million has been allocated to partners to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and advance action on global health and sexual and reproductive health.

Prime Minister Trudeau also participated in the World Food Security Summit where he highlighted Canada’s continued efforts to address the global food security crisis and announced the allocation of $245 million in humanitarian funding to UN organizations. , Canadian and international who work to make sure no one goes hungry. With several countries already at risk of famine due to drought and other shocks to the food system, Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine has further jeopardized global food security. While continuing to support the people of Ukraine, we are also addressing the large-scale impacts on people around the world.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, the Prime Minister hosted a meeting with Caribbean and regional partners to continue to advance ways in which the international community can help support Haiti’s stability and sustainable development. During the meeting, he announced the contribution of $20 million to the United Nations Development Program Multi-Donor Trust Fund for post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

To address the rise of hate and violent extremism, the Prime Minister also took part in the Christchurch Call Leaders’ Summit 2022, where he highlighted Canada’s commitment to eliminating terrorist and violent extremist content online. He announced up to $1.9 million in new funding over three years to Tech Against Terrorism for Phase 2 of their Terrorist Content Analytics Platform, a secure online tool that helps small and medium-sized online platforms identify and to counter terrorist content.

During his visit, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted Canada’s strong leadership on climate action and the global biodiversity crisis ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Diversity biological which will take place in Montreal in December. He called for action for renewed leaders’ commitments to an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework, in particular to close the funding gap for nature. While in New York, the Prime Minister announced $10 million in funding over four years for the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative to improve emergency preparedness in developing countries, particularly small island developing states.

The Prime Minister also announced that Canada will join the Forest and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP) to implement solutions that reduce forest loss and increase restoration.

While in New York, the Prime Minister, as Co-Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocates Group, underscored Canada’s commitment to improving people’s lives, including advancing gender equality. sexes. He announced a $10 million contribution over three years to Invest in Childcare to ensure access to quality, affordable child care in low- and middle-income countries around the world, which will attacks one of the main obstacles to women’s participation in the economy.

Quotation

“Working with our global partners, we’re getting real results for people: clean air, clean water, economic growth that benefits everyone, and a healthy and strong middle class. At the United Nations General Assembly this week, we have come together to address some of the most critical challenges of our time and improve the lives of Canadians and many people around the world.

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

Fast facts

  • While in New York, the Prime Minister attended the opening of the high-level general debate of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly. He also attended a Welcome Reception for Heads of Delegation hosted by United States President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden and an event with the Clinton Global Initiative – Executive Roundtable on Unlocking and Realizing the Benefits of Inclusive Job Growth hosted by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • In New York, Prime Minister Trudeau also held bilateral meetings with the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, the President of the Republic of Suriname, Chan Santokhi, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres.
  • Canada’s pledge of $1.21 billion in new funding to the Global Fund represents a 30% increase over our last pledge. The Global Fund is at the center of the collective fight against the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and a key partner in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, technical partners, the private sector and people affected by the diseases to support national programs for prevention, treatment and care.
  • Canada’s support for the United Nations Development Program’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund contribution to post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Haiti is part of Canada’s efforts to address the impacts of the August earthquake. 2021 which affected more than 800,000 people, including around 300,000 children. Canada works alongside other leading international donors to ensure that its aid is effective and aligned with Haiti’s priorities.
  • The Christchurch Call to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online (Christchurch Call to Action) is a commitment by 120 governments, online service providers and civil society organizations to coordinate and collaborate on efforts to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. In 2019, the Government of Canada provided up to $1 million in funding to create the Terrorist Content Analysis Platform (TCAP). This second round of funding will help expand TCAP’s capabilities to identify and assess increased content across a wider range of platforms, and develop a content moderation tool to help small tech companies quickly remove terrorist content.
  • In June 2022, Canada announcement Funding of $250 million for 2022 and 2023 to help address the global food security crisis, building on the $514.5 million already allocated in 2022 for food and nutrition assistance from emergency. This funding will help meet growing global food and nutrition needs, especially for the most vulnerable, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. In June, $5 million was assigned for a matching fund with the Humanitarian Coalition. While in New York, the Prime Minister announced that the $245 million in funding was distributed as follows:
    • $151 million to the World Food Programme;
    • $42 million to various Canadian and international NGOs;
    • $35 million to UNICEF;
    • $14 million to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and
    • $3 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • In May 2022, during the second Global Summit on COVID-19, the Prime Minister announcement $732 million in multilateral funding for the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. While in New York, the Prime Minister announced $155 million in funding being allocated as follows:
    • $100 million for the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism to help support the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing important support to diagnostics, therapeutics and health systems around the world.
    • $25 million in funding to the World Health Organization to continue supporting 10 countries in their efforts to meet the ongoing needs of their health care systems. This includes strengthening the delivery of essential health services and equity-focused primary health care in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery.
    • $25 million in funding to Unitaid to support their response to medical oxygen. This funding will be aimed at increasing the supply of medical oxygen for clinical care related to COVID-19 and future health emergencies in developing countries.
    • $5 million in funding to support the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics’ efforts to develop new testing methods, multiplex molecular platforms that can effectively test for COVID-19 and other diseases, such as HPV screening for cervical cancer, which will help advance the health of women and adolescents in developing countries.
  • Investing in Child Care is an initiative of the World Bank Group. The initiative will generate at least $180 million in new funding to ensure affordable, quality childcare in low- and middle-income countries around the world,

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