Minister Monsef to attend G7 ministers’ meeting on development in Paris

July 4, 2019 – Paris, France – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, is in Paris, France, to participate in the G7 Development and Joint Development and Education Ministers’ Meetings on July 4 and 5, 2019.

Minister Monsef’s engagements will focus on reducing inequality, particularly related to gender and the empowerment of women and girls, building on the Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries.

The Minister will also underscore key Canadian initiatives related to financing for development, preventing crises particularly in the Sahel region of Africa, and dismantling the barriers to quality education and skills development for women and girls.


“As we continue to strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and advance gender equality, I will be working closely with my G7 counterparts to ensure progress on our shared priorities.”

– Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality

Quick facts

  • The G7 is a forum designed for frank and open discussions between leaders, ministers and policy-makers. As a member of the G7, Canada plays a leading role on the international stage and is able to promote and deliver on domestic and international priorities.
  • The G7 brings together Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

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