Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.

New York, New York - March 16, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, building on their meeting in Ottawa last month.

Prime Minister Trudeau reconfirmed Canada’s intention to further cement its relationship with the United Nations (UN), demonstrated with Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council for 2021-2022.

He and the Secretary-General discussed a number of priority issues including climate change, refugee and migration issues, peacekeeping and preventing violent extremism. They also discussed the Prime Minister’s participation in the April 22 signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on climate change in New York.

The Secretary-General welcomed Canada’s continued vigorous engagement with the UN and looked forward to explore further areas of close collaboration.