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Ban Ki-moon to visit Ottawa as PM stresses closer ties with UN

The PMO says Justin Trudeau will use the meeting to reaffirm Canada’s commitment to the UN


 

Peace Tower

OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit Ottawa and Montreal next week.

He and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are scheduled to discuss a number of topics, including climate change and the Syrian refugee crisis.

The PMO says Trudeau will use the meeting to reaffirm Canada’s commitment to the UN and to greater co-operation on the world stage.

The meeting is another step in Trudeau’s effort to reinvigorate Canada’s relationship with the UN.

Since his election, Trudeau has stressed the need to work more closely with the world body in contrast to the approach of the Harper government, which tended to play down the organization and its influence around the globe.

Trudeau and the secretary general will also meet with young Canadians to discuss the importance of building diverse societies to promote peace and broad economic growth.

In a news release, the prime minister said the UN’s work is essential to a peaceful and prosperous world.

“Canada is proud of the part it has played in the UN’s successes, from protecting human rights to peacekeeping,” he said. “I want to restore Canada’s voice and leadership role at the UN.”

 


 

Ban Ki-moon to visit Ottawa as PM stresses closer ties with UN

  1. But the UK and Sweden just said the UN is ‘ridiculous’ regarding Assange. The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is made up of five legal experts from around the world, yet Foreign Secretary Hammond said the UN working group was made up of lay people, not lawyers (tad insulting), rejecting anything legally binding, yet the former chair of the UNWGAD panel, the Norwegian lawyer Professor Mads Andenas, told Owen Bowcott that they were expert lawyers. The whole world is confused. Awkward to say the least.

  2. The UN has lost all respect around the world, and is nothing but a hollow, corrupt and regressive organization of blowhards and fascists.
    When their Women’s RIghts COmmission is headed by an Iranian(!), they have lost all credibility, along with its force feeding of the false and failed, glowbull warming policy, which is just a regressive transfer of wealth to third world despots and dictators. The UN is an irrelevant organization, how fitting an irrelevant, drama teacher should believe in it

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