The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded a successful G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
During the Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau promoted open, progressive trade that benefits the middle class and those working hard to join it. He also emphasized the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the need to take action now to address climate change and build clean growth economies that work for everyone.
G20 leaders discussed countering terrorism and issued a joint statement focused on enhancing cooperation, cutting off funding that supports terrorism and preventing the use of the internet for terrorist purposes. Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated Canada’s commitment to work with partners at home and abroad to develop a coordinated global response to counter radicalization that strengthens security and safeguards human rights.
Leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to achieving the sustainable development goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In support of these goals, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted Canada’s recently launched Feminist International Assistance Policy, which focuses assistance on the poorest and most vulnerable. This policy recognizes that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are the best ways to build a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous world.
“People have asked us to work together to make our societies fairer and more secure. We renewed our commitment to do so during this G20 Summit. As our planet becomes increasingly interconnected, we need to promote strong, sustainable economic growth that works for everyone, and embrace the need to be socially and environmentally responsible. This is about creating jobs and opportunities for everyone, and building a healthier and more prosperous tomorrow for our children and grandchildren.” Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada