Baird Lauds UN Resolution on Child Marriage

Original Source: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

December 18, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after a Canada-Zambia led UN resolution on child, early and forced marriage was adopted by consensus by the General Assembly with 116 co-sponsors:

“Today marks another turning point in our fight to end the practice of child, early and forced marriage. This community of nations spoke unequivocally for the need to protect young girls, and secure their futures.

“Whether it is through the Canadian-led Maternal, Newborn [...]