Canada’s Min of Foreign Affairs, Joly to attend 77th Session of UN General Assembly in New York City

Mélanie Joly. Image credit: Twitter handle

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly alongside Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, a news release said.

“Multilateralism is the cornerstone of the advancement and protection of global peace, and Canada’s participation at the United Nations ensures that we can tackle all challenges together with our partners. I look forward to meeting with representatives of UN member states so that we can unite to address increasingly complex global issues and to build a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world”, Mélanie Joly has said in a news release.

During her visit, Minister Joly will discuss crucial global challenges and work with UN members to strengthen international peace and security during meetings with international partners and allies.

On Tuesday, Sept 20, Joly would be accompanied by Trudeau at the opening of the High-Level General Debate. Throughout the week Joly will engage with representatives of UN member states and partners on key human rights issues and advance Canada’s feminist foreign policy.

During her meeting with the other G7 foreign ministers, Jolly would discuss Russia’s war on Ukraine and its severe global impacts on food security and international security.

During her visit, Joly will host an event, Upholding Democracy and Human Rights in the Face of Rising Disinformation, in which she will share Canada’s action to defend Internet freedom by countering disinformation, and pushing back on digital authoritarianism.

An event on conflict-related sexual violence Joy would host an event with the Global Survivors Fund, where along with Nadia Murad, she will discuss the importance of centering survivors in the pursuit of justice, including reparations.

In her meeting of the Community of Democracies at which Canada will assume the group’s presidency, Joly would continue the country’s efforts to promote equality, human rights, and freedom by uniting with partners in protecting democracy and strengthening efforts.

Joly would conclude her meeting at the UN General Assembly by delivering Canada’s national address in the High-Level General Debate on Monday, September 26.