On May 12 Mr. Ban Ki Moon came to Ottawa ahead of the G 8 and G 20 Summits to speak to Prime Minister Harper and others about meeting commitments on Climate Change and the urgency of the issue for the future of the planet.
He also used the time to thank Canadians for their prompt actions in Haiti saying that Canadian aid workers were among the first at the scene and he told us of those colleague lost in the disaster with the collapse of the UN Building. He called several times for Civil Society to keep on advocating and talking to legislators about their concerns. When asked about reproductive autonomy – he encouraged NGO’s – again to keep up the diallogue and not to walk away. The issues are too important for us to give up on them.