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Join UNA-Canada *virtually* for the 2020 Global Citizen Award!

UNA-Canada is pleased to announce Mark Carney as our 2020 Global Citizen.

Mark Carney has achieved prominence as an economist and banker who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to early in 2020. Before that, he served as Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013). He holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship and was Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018.

Mr. Carney has recently accepted appointments as UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and as UK Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP 26.

The impact of the global pandemic has forced us to change plans from our usual format. To address the safety and social distancing requirements, UNA-Canada has reimagined its 2020 Global Citizens Award, to preclude an actual dinner but to include a dynamic Arm-Chair discussion on Climate Financing among a group of experts, presented as a virtual webcast event.

All virtual guests will have the opportunity to be inspired by an evening of thoughtful discussion with leaders, and leaders-in-the-making from government, corporate, academic and civil society sectors.

Virtual tickets to attend are now available for purchase at:

Proceeds from this virtual event are essential to support work-integrated learning, empathy-based learning and policy development programmes at UNA-Canada. As a historic, national charitable organization, we have a mandate to educate and engage Canadians on critical issues and the work at the United Nations. This year, 2020 will mark 75-years that we have dedicated educational resources to Grow Global Citizens.

The Global Citizens Award recognizes role models who have shown generosity, creativity, leadership and solution-seeking to the issues they have identified in their local communities, in the country and in the world. UNA-Canada’s laureates have shown the courage and determination to lift others in Canadian communities and other communities as a whole. The recipient of the Global Citizens Award is acknowledged for their sterling leadership in fostering inclusive societies and prosperity.

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: RBC, Banque Nationale and SDG 17-Partnership for the Goals for their support and contributions!

For sponsorship information and opportunities please contact

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