17 September 2016

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

The Secretary-General thanked the Prime Minister for hosting the 5th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. He commented that the Conference was destined to be a very successful event. 

He also commended Canada for its commitment to the implementation of Agenda 2030 as well as on the issue of climate change. He expressed the hope that Canada would ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change before the end of the year, so contributing to the agreement's early entry into force. 

The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also expressed concern regarding the tensions in the Korean Peninsula. They discussed the acute needs of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as well as Canada’s valued contributions to United Nations peacekeeping.