World issues

The international community is facing complex challenges that require thoughtful and coordinated action from its members. Discover how Canada is contributing to these efforts.



International security

Learn about Canada’s efforts to promote security and stability abroad and achieve disarmament.

Global environmental protection

Canada’s international action on climate change, polar issues and conservation.

International human rights

Learn how Canada promotes and protects human rights and reflects Canadian values on the international stage.

Canada's response to conflict, crises and disasters

Canada works to reduce state fragility and support countries facing natural disasters, conflict or acute food insecurity.


Find practical information on pandemics and on Canada’s response to these global health crises.


Find out how Canada supports refugees, how Canadian citizens can help and how to apply for refugee status in Canada.

What we are doing


Canada’s response to Middle East crises

Royal Canadian Air Force reaches milestones in fight against ISIS

Canada remains deeply committed to responding to the needs of conflict-affected people in Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon and remains engaged in the fight against Daesh.

Children's rights

These schoolgirls in Pakistan have a reason to smile!

Millions of children around the world are exploited, abused, and discriminated against. They need special protection to promote their physical, mental, spiritual, moral, and social development.

Response to natural disasters

How Canada assists people affected by natural disasters around the world.

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