Announcement: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada as UNA-Canada’s Honourary Patron.

Governor General Julie Payette takes part in the annual Inspection of the Ceremonial Guard at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Aug. 20, 2018.  (SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO)


Ottawa, October 18 2018:  The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is pleased to announce that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada has kindly accepted the request that she serve as UNA-Canada’s Honourary Patron.

Kathryn White, President and CEO of UNA-Canada, notes that “we are pleased that Her Excellency has continued this meaningful tradition of previous Governors-General for over 60 years. It speaks to the recognition of and support for the work of a historic, national charitable organization providing a leading policy voice on multilateralism, innovative programming focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and engagement of the next generation of youth in Canada and internationally.  Our mission is to educate and engage Canadians in the work of the UN and the critical international issues that affect us all”.

“We believe that a strong and effective United Nations is essential if we are to secure a future based on equality, dignity and justice for all. Our mandate is to promote full and constructive Canadian participation in the United Nations system and to grow global citizens in Canada who embrace the principles of the UN Charter

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