Secretary-General’s remarks at meeting with H.E. Mr. John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada
New York, 17 December 2014
It’s always a great pleasure to welcome you.
It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations. Canada and yourself have been a strong advocate for the whole agenda of the United Nations - peace & security, sustainable development and also human rights. I particularly appreciate your strong leadership on Every Woman Every Child [initiative].
As you remember, I was in Canada last May to participate in this international conference and it was hugely successful one. I appreciate Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his very strong initiative as well as commitment working as co-chair on this accountability and information function of Every Woman Every Child initiative. I also appreciate the strong engagement and effort to prevent early child and forced marriage.
I hope that the General Assembly will adopt the resolution tomorrow, and I really appreciate your strong efforts to make this happen. Again, I am committed to work very closely with you and really appreciate your country’s contributions to Peacekeeping operations. I have just appointed a very distinguished Canadian as a Police Commissioner in Haiti [Serge Therriault].
I wish you all the best and thank you very much.
Off-the-Cuff on 17 December 2014