New York, 22 September 2022(TDI): The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau finished his participation in the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week.

During the session, he collaborated closely with global partners to confront the world’s greatest challenges and improve people’s lives.

He advanced actions in crucial sectors like health, food security, and climate change, and he worked with partners to continue standing up for Ukraine.

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

At the pledging conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria’s Seventh Replenishment, Canada pledged $1.21 billion in aid financing. It was hosted by the President of the United States, Joe Biden.

This investment will be used to combat these diseases and assist the Global Fund to achieve its objective of saving 20 million lives over the next three years.

Canada also allocated $100 million to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism in order to assist countries in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria programs. The fund will also initiate urgent improvements to health and community systems.

In addition, Justin Treadue said that $55 million has been dedicated by Canada to helping alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic and enhance global health and sexual and reproductive health initiatives.

Global Food Security Summit

At the Global Food Security Summit, Trudeau highlighted Canada’s ongoing efforts to address the global food security problem.

Furthermore, he announced the commitment of $245 million in humanitarian support to the UN and other international organizations.

In addition to continuing to support the Ukrainian people, Canada addressed the far-reaching effects of the food crisis caused by the Ukraine-Russia crisis on individuals around the globe.

Discussion with the Caribbean

On the sidelines of the UNGA, Justin Trudeau hosted discussions with the Caribbean and regional partners to continue advancing methods in which the international community can support the stability and sustainable development of Haiti.

During the meeting, he announced a $20 million contribution to the UNDP Multi-Donor Trust Fund Contribution for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Haiti.

Christchurch Call Leaders’ Summit 2022

In order to combat the rise of hatred and violent extremism, the Prime Minister also attended the Christchurch Call Leaders’ Summit 2022. He reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to eradicate terrorist and violent extremist propaganda online.

Tech Against Terrorism will receive up to $1.9 million from Canada, in new financing over three years for Phase 2 of its Terrorist Content Analytics Platform. It is a secure online tool that assists small and medium-sized internet platforms in identifying and countering terrorist content.

Global Biodiversity Issue

During his visit, Justin Trudeau emphasized Canada’s leadership on climate change and the global biodiversity issue.

He issued a call to action for leaders to renew their pledges to an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework post-2020.

Canada also announced funding of $10 million over four years for the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative, which aims to enhance emergency preparedness in poor nations, particularly small island developing states.

In addition, the Prime Minister stated that Canada will join the Forests and Climate Leaders’ Partnership (FCLP) to develop solutions that decrease forest loss and enhance restoration.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

As Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocates group, Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to improving the lives of people, notably through increasing gender equality.

He announced a $10 million gift over three years to Invest in Childcare to ensure access to inexpensive and high-quality childcare in low and middle-income nations worldwide.