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UAE: Home to the world’s most sustainable city

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
UAE: Home to the world’s most sustainable city

The United Arab Emirates marks its Golden Jubilee this year, and while we are proud of our many accomplishments over the last 50 years, we have always had our eye on the future. Our country is already home to the world’s most sustainable city, where people move around in self-driving pod cars. We’re also building […]

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10 years on, the Pacific Alliance is still going strong

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
10 years on, the Pacific Alliance is still going strong

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru — sister nations united by history, a common language and the vast Pacific Ocean — signed the “Declaration of Lima” on April 28, 2011, establishing a new integration scheme to achieve the free transit of goods, services, capital and people; promote greater growth, development and competitiveness of their economies; and […]

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Mongolia aims to widen exports and draw investors

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mongolia aims to widen exports and draw investors

In 2016, Mongolia and Canada signed the Canada-Mongolia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, which provides a more transparent and predictable regulatory environment for Canadian investors in Mongolia. The agreement’s strong protections help Canadian and Mongolian companies deepen commercial ties. Investment-related laws and regulations of Mongolia render equal rights and opportunities to both foreign and […]

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Estonia: A strong digital economy

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Estonia: A strong digital economy

Thirty years after its re-establishment of independence, Estonia has become one of the fastest growing economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and a place where quick and successful reforms, economic westernization, innovation and openness to foreign capital have attracted numerous international companies. Estonia has attracted FDIs and enjoys some of the highest international credit ratings. […]

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Brazil and Canada: diverse and lasting partnership

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Brazil and Canada: diverse and lasting partnership

Since 1866, with the opening of the first Canadian trade office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Canada have worked together to improve bilateral trade and investments based on a set of shared values. This year, both countries celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations. The traditional and significant bilateral exchanges […]

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Filling an acute need for arriving Afghan refugees

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Filling an acute need for arriving Afghan refugees

When Sarah Harvey heard that Afghan refugees, fleeing the now Taliban-run state, were coming to Canada, her mind immediately turned to her friend Arian Ahmadi. Harvey is the head of the Heads of Mission Spouses Association (HOMSA) and Ahmadi is a member of its steering committee and wife of Afghan Ambassador Hassan Soroosh. “We’ve all […]

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Rural Zanzibar’s climate change lessons for the world

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Rural Zanzibar’s climate change lessons for the world

Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on climate change and UN Secretary General António Guterres called it a “code red for humanity.” What gives our team at Community Forests International hope is that we all know the causes of this crisis — and we also know the […]

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‘These are always hard times. This is a Churchillian moment we’re looking for here’

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
‘These are always hard times. This is a Churchillian moment we’re looking for here’

Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward is the senior adviser on organizational change to the WHO’s director general. He’s also a Canadian from Newfoundland, and has spent his career in public health, much of it at the WHO, where he’s held various positions, including special representative of the director general for the Ebola response. He also led the […]

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Fall summits will shape Canada’s global goals

| October 16, 2021 | 0 Comments
Fall summits will shape Canada’s global goals

The fall of the Western-backed Afghan government to the Taliban just as the Canadian election writ was drawn showed, yet again, that the best-laid plans, to riff on Robert Burns, “go oft awry.” The Sept. 20 election was supposed to be a referendum on the Liberal government’s handling of the COVID pandemic and stewardship of […]

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Finland and Canada: Few barriers to trade

| July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments
Finland and Canada: Few barriers to trade

Finland and Canada are similar countries in many respects. We have cold winters and share the same values, such as gender equality, democracy and human rights, and are passionate about ice hockey. Finland and Canada see climate change as one of the most pressing issues to tackle. The climate is warming twice as fast in […]

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