Statement of CANADA at the UNGA73

Monday, October 1, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Human Rights
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

Participation: "Canada is spearheading the Elsie Initiative – a practical plan to act on our shared promise to double the number of women in peacekeeping operations. We set that as a goal, first and foremost, because of our shared belief in the fundamental equal rights of women.”

Participation: "We also know that having women in the ranks – and in charge –makes peacekeeping more effective and its results more durable.” 

Human Rights: "As is the case everywhere, Canada’s actions in Myanmar, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela are guided by an unequivocal commitment to protecting and promoting human rights.”

Sexual and gender-based violence: "The crimes against humanity committed against the Rohingya of Myanmar, including the systematic use of rape as a weapon of war, are utterly unacceptable.”

General WPS: "If elected [to the Security Council], we will work with others to tackle climate change and violent extremism, and to promote economic security and the empowerment of women and girls."

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Statement of CANADA at the UNGA73