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Ottawa logosThe Canada in Global Affairs Conference was held at the University of Ottawa 29–30 March 2016. This event was a joint endeavour, hosted in collaboration with: The Hague Institute for Global Justice; Human Rights Research and Education Centre; International Commission of Jurists; and Centre for International Policy Studies.

Videos from the conference
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO delivers a speech entitled “Global Governance for the 21st Century” to the Canada in Global Affairs conference in Ottawa (March 29, 2016). Watch video

The first panel consists of Abi Williams (president of The Hague Institute for Global Justice), Richard Ponzio (The Stimson Center), Adama Dieng (special advisor to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide), Louise Arbour (former Supreme Court justice) and Emyr Jones Parry (former U.K. permanent representative to the United Nations), (March 29, 2016). Watch video

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announces the Office of Religious Freedom within his department will not be renewed. Dion also speaks about Canadian foreign policy values and controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a speech and subsequent Q-and-A session at a University of Ottawa conference. (no interpretation) (March 29, 2016). Watch video

Former prime minister Paul Martin delivers a speech on meeting the challenges of global governance as part of the “Canada in Global Affairs” conference in Ottawa. (March 29, 2016). Watch video

The second panel of the day, “Global Community and Just Society,” features Robert Greenhill (President, Canada Global), Margaret Biggs (former president of the Canadian International Development Agency), Christian Wenaweser (Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations) and Colleen G. M. Merchant, (Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate, Public Safety Canada) (March 29, 2016). Watch video