Prime Minister to travel to New York City for World Law Congress

2023 July 20

No one is above the law. With threats like Putin’s attempt to arbitrarily redraw the borders of a sovereign country by using force – compounded by other global challenges, including the impacts of a warming planet – we have to keep working together with our partners and allies to build a better and more peaceful world for everyone.

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

In the face of increasing global uncertainty, particularly in response to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, we continue to work closely with our allies and friends to defend democracy, protect human rights, and uphold the rule of law.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced he will travel to New York City, United States of America, on July 21 to participate in the World Law Congress, where he will emphasize the importance of continued collaboration to uphold the rule of law and build a more peaceful world for everyone. At the Congress, he will honour European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who is accepting the World Peace & Liberty Award on behalf of the European Commission, for its commitment to the promotion of peace through law.

While in New York City, the Prime Minister will meet with President von der Leyen and United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres. He will also meet with JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Dimon, to highlight Canada as an ideal investment destination and promote Canada’s positive economic outlook, important work in developing the North American electric vehicle supply chain, and role as a reliable energy supplier and partner.