Canadian government appoints Catherine Godin as new ambassador to Poland – Global Affairs


The Canadian government is rotating staff in Poland as it appoints Catherine Godin as Ottawa’s ambassador to Warsaw, Global Affairs Canada said on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – November 22, 2022) The Canadian government is rotating staff to Poland as it appoints Catherine Godin as Ottawa’s new ambassador to Warsaw, Global Affairs Canada announced Tuesday.

“The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced the following diplomatic appointments: Catherine Godin becomes Ambassador to the Republic of Poland. Ms. Godin replaces Leslie Scanlon,” Global Affairs said in a statement.

All of Godin’s academic career has been in the field of international relations, history and development, according to information made available by Global Affairs.

The newly appointed ambassador has held various positions inside and outside the country.

In Canada, Ms. Godin was Director General of the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion. She was also Executive Director of the Indigenous Human Rights and Policy team.

Abroad, Godin has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Burundi and Sri Lanka, as well as an advisor and program manager at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, among others.

Scanlon has served as Canada’s Ambassador to Poland since 2018.

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