Minister Bibeau will travel to Washington, D.C., for Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group

Minister Bibeau will travel to Washington, D.C., for Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group

October 12, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will be in Washington, D.C., from October 13 to 14, 2017, to participate in the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group.

During the visit, Minister Bibeau will discuss Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and the important role of women and girls in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Canada will also seek to mobilize additional resources to support global investments in women and girls.

Minister Bibeau will emphasize the essential role of women in peacebuilding, climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts and the creation of new economic opportunities in communities.

The Minister will also attend an event on the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) hosted by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. Woman entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development by boosting growth and creating jobs in developing countries. This event will focus on how the World Bank Group and its partners are helping more women to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders, including through the new We-Fi.

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