Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau in Liberia: Some Quick Facts about PM's Visit and the Country

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau in Liberia: Some Quick Facts about PM's Visit and the Country

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A quick look at Liberia, where PM visiting

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MONROVIA, Liberia - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the midst of a two-day visit to Liberia. Here are some facts about his visit and the country:

-- Trudeau says Canada will provide $10 million over five years, starting in 2016-17, to support UN women's activities in West Africa, including Liberia. The money will help promote women's participation in politics and government and support issues of gender equality.

-- Another $1.5 million in 2016-2017 will go to the Global Acceleration Instrument on Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action, a financing mechanism set up this year to enhance women's involvement in peace and security.

-- A Canadian contribution of $1 million will help support Liberian elections in 2017 by strengthening electoral bodies and enhancing women's involvement. …

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