Trudeau to address UN General Assembly next week
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, April 22, 2016. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:05AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:38PM EDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the UN General Assembly next, with a focus on refugees, climate change and Canada's plan to take on more peacekeeping, his office said in a news release Tuesday.
Trudeau will also attend the Refugee and Migration Summit, hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and co-host U.S. President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, the release says.
Trudeau will attend the UN General Assembly Sept. 19 and 20, along with Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Immigration Minister John McCallum.
"While in New York, the Prime Minister and the Canadian delegation will also promote diversity, human rights, the need for gender equality, and efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," the release said.
Trudeau also plans to deliver a keynote address to the 2016 United Nations Private Sector Forum.
Trudeau's focus in the coming days is largely on the world outside of Canada. On Thursday, he and London, U.K. Mayor Saddiq Khan will participate in a panel on the future of progressive politics. That evening, Trudeau and Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood USA, are to headline a reception with the theme of Global Progress. The events are part of a Montreal conference organized by the Liberal-affiliated Canada 2020 think tank.
On Friday, Trudeau will attend a conference for donors to recommit money to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Canada has already committed $785 million from 2017 to 2019.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be a guest on tomorrow's Power Play with Don Martin, on CTV News Channel. For more details, Don and CTV's Senior Political Correspondent Glen McGregor were on Facebook Live, answering some questions
Posted by CTV News on Tuesday, September 13, 2016