Policy Update

Canada will attend the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela

Venezuela is set to host the International Conference for Democracy on August 6, 2019, in Lima, Peru. Rob Oliphant, Canada's parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, will attend the conference. Canada is a member of the Lima Group which was established to coordinate international efforts to address the Maduro regime.

The conference is a response to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on human rights abuses in Venezuela. The attendance of representatives from more than 50 countries demonstrates widespread engagement from the international community in the attempt to peacefully end the leadership crisis in Venezuela.

Press release - Global Affairs Canada