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September 5, 2023 | Education, Agriculture, Gender Equality, Climate, Global Health
Spain's Sánchez highlights SDGs in meeting with UN Secretary General
May 8, 2023 | Spain, Climate
UK NGOs predict 'uncertain' development outlook for 2023
January 5, 2023 | UK, Climate, Agriculture, Nutrition
UK launches 'Nature Facility', 'Nature Positive Economy' initiatives
December 15, 2022 | UK, Climate, Agriculture
Norway presents development priorities at UNGA
October 23, 2022 | Norway, Nutrition, Education, Agriculture, Gender Equality, Climate, Global Health
US pledges additional US$2.9 billion at Global Food Security Summit
October 21, 2022 | US, Agriculture, Nutrition
EU allocates US$97 million of committed funding for food security in Asian, Caribbean, Pacific countries
October 14, 2022 | EUI, Agriculture
EU announces US$634 million for food security in African, Caribbean, Pacific countries
September 24, 2022 | EUI, Agriculture
EU pledges US$48 million over 6 years to UNFPA Supplies Partnership
September 24, 2022 | EUI, Gender Equality, Global Health
Canada donates US$55 million to address global malnutrition, US$57 million to UN agencies
September 23, 2022 | Canada, Global donor profile, Agriculture, Gender Equality, Nutrition
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September 22, 2023 | Canada, Global Health, Agriculture | Share this update
On September 22, 2023, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced CAD692 million (US$510 million) in new military, economic, peace and security, and development assistance investments for Ukraine.
The announcement was made during a visit to Canada by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s ongoing solidarity and unwavering support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russia’s war of aggression.
The funding from Canada included:
Trudeau and Zelenskyy also signed a modernized Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, which supports long-term security, stability, and economic development in Ukraine while ensuring high-quality market access terms for Canadian businesses participating in Ukraine’s economic recovery.
The commitment brought Canada’s total to more than CAD9.5 billion (US$7 billion) in assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of 2022.
September 21, 2023 | Canada, Nutrition, Education, Gender Equality, Climate, Global Health, Agriculture | Share this update
On September 21, 2023, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concluded his participation in the 78th UN General Assembly and announced CAD427 million (US$314 million) to support the SDG 2030 Agenda.
The funding from Canada included:
During the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, Trudeau announced Canada’s intent to allocate an additional 700 million in SDRs, representing approximately CAD1.3 billion (US$958 million), to the IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust. The trust will provide concessional loans to LICs.
September 15, 2023 | Canada, Nutrition, Global Health | Share this update
On September 15, 2023, Canadian Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen announced CAD5 million (US$4 million) in humanitarian assistance for populations who have been impacted and displaced by the September 11 flooding in Libya.
The funding from Canada is slated to assist humanitarian partners deliver immediate life-saving assistance, including emergency health and WASH services, as well as shelter and non-food items.
This funding adds to the US$10 million allocated to this crisis through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, to which Canada is a key donor.
September 14, 2023 | Canada, Climate | Share this update
On September 14, 2023, the Canadian government announced that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to New York from September 19-21, 2023, to participate in the 78th UN General Assembly.
Trudeau announced his intention to advocate for enhanced international cooperation to address global challenges including climate change, security, democracy, human rights, access to health care, and financing for development. He also slated plans to reiterate Canada’s unwavering support for Ukraine as it defends itself against the Russian invasion.
As co-chair of the UN SDGs Advocates Group, Trudeau announced his plan to speak at the SDG Summit, where he intends to emphasize Canada’s leadership and commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Trudeau also announced plans to host a discussion in New York on how to improve international coordination and support to address the ongoing crisis in Haiti and foster sustainable development. Political instability, insecurity and armed violence, extreme inflation, and a cholera outbreak are currently worsening conditions in Haiti.
The Canadian delegation to the General Assembly will include Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault.
September 13, 2023 | Canada, Nutrition, Global Health | Share this update
On September 13, 2023, Canadian Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen announced CAD2 million (US$2 million) in humanitarian assistance to Morocco in response to the September 9 earthquakes.
The funding is slated to deliver life-saving services to disaster-affected populations in Morocco, such as emergency food and nutrition assistance, emergency cash provision, vouchers, and WASH services.
Canada additionally launched a matching fund for individual donations made to the Canadian Red Cross. Donations made by Canadians from September 8-28, 2023, will be matched by the fund up to a maximum of CAD3 million (US$3 million).
September 11, 2023 | Canada, Gender Equality, Climate, Global Health | Share this update
On September 11, 2023, Canadian Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen announced CAD25 million (US$18 million) in funding for climate change and SRHR initiatives at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
The funding from Canada is slated to support nature-based climate solutions and conservation interventions in Africa, as well as continue Canada’s commitment to promote the SRHR of women and girls.
Initiatives in the announcement included:
September 10, 2023 | Canada, Gender Equality, Climate, Agriculture | Share this update
On September 10, 2023, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced CAD131 million (US$96 million) in funding for climate change, food security, and gender equality programming at the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
The funding announced by Canada included:
Trudeau’s attendance at the G20 concluded a series of engagements in the Indo-Pacific region, where he participated in the ASEAN Summit in Indonesia, met with many of the region’s leaders, and officially launched the ASEAN-Canada Strategic Partnership.
September 5, 2023 | Canada, Gender Equality, Global Health | Share this update
On September 5, 2023, Canada announced CAD26 million (US$19 million) for initiatives promoting security and SRHR in the Indo-Pacific region.
The announcement was made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a trip to the Indo-Pacific to advance Canada- ASEAN relations. The funding from Canada included:
August 31, 2023 | Canada, Gender Equality, Global Health | Share this update
On August 31, 2023, Canadian International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen announced CAD23 million (US$16 million) for gender equality programming in Colombia.
Hussen made the announcement during a bilateral visit to Colombia to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. During the trip, he met with government officials to discuss shared commitments to gender equality, diversity, poverty reduction, and human rights.
The funding from Canada included:
August 30, 2023 | Canada, Gender Equality, Climate, Global Health | Share this update
On August 30, 2023, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he will travel to Indonesia from September 5-6 to participate in the ASEAN Summit, followed by Singapore from September 7-8 for a bilateral visit, and India from September 9-10 to participate in the G20 Summit.
In Indonesia, Trudeau will meet with President Joko Widodo to discuss shared priorities including climate change, food security, and advancing economic ties through energy production and trade. Trudeau noted that he will officially launch the ASEAN-Canada Strategic Partnership at the ASEAN Summit.
In Singapore, Trudeau will meet with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to discuss strengthening bilateral relations, particularly through promoting Canadian exports and investment opportunities. He will also meet with several key leaders in the private sector.
In India, at the G20 Summit, Trudeau intends to promote collaboration among G20 partners to tackle global crises including in the areas of climate change, international financial institution reform, food and energy security, gender equality, and global health. He will also continue to advocate for collective action to hold Russia accountable for the war in Ukraine.
US$ amounts are cited directly from sources; in the absence of an official conversion, they are calculated using the previous week's average of the US Federal Reserve's daily exchange rates.
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