Canada calls for Mugabe WHO appointment to be rescinded without delay

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases in Africa:

Canada condemns the unexpected appointment by the World Health Organization of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases in Africa.

Given the serious human rights abuses under Mugabe's regime, such an appointment is inconceivable and unacceptable. It goes against the goals of protecting the world's most vulnerable populations.

Canada calls for this appointment to be rescinded.

Source: Government of Canada.

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