Canada to co-host virtual UN conference on coronavirus amid bid for Security Council seat

Canada will co-host a major United Nations conference on dealing with the economic crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will co-host the Thursday event with his Jamaican counterpart Andrew Holness and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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The top priority will be expanding liquidity in the global economy and maintaining financial stability while safeguarding the gains being made in helping less-developed countries.

The conference will raise Canada’s profile as it competes for a seat on UN Security Council next month against Norway and Ireland.

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Trudeau has spoken to his French, German and other Caribbean nation counterparts about Thursday’s conference.

The UN vote is set for next month, and Canada is running on a platform of trying to help rebuild the post-pandemic world.

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