Global Affairs Canada today announced that Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marta Morgan will lead a Canadian delegation to New York from September 23 to 27, 2019 to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Deputy Minister Morgan will join Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York Marc-André Blanchard and be accompanied by several high-level representatives, including the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, the Right Honourable Joe Clark, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, and Senator Peter Boehm, to represent Canada throughout the week.
The delegation will use this opportunity to engage with the UN and bilateral partners.
Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, will also be in New York next week as a member of the delegation.
Canada has been active at the United Nations since its creation in 1945 and played a key role in drafting the UN Charter, an international treaty that sets out basic principles of international relations.