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CCIC Members in Action
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Webinar on Code of Ethics Compliance
Thursday June 25th 2015 12:00-1:30 pm (EST) Contact Michelle Bested.

 
ACF Annual Conference
October 21-22, 2015
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CCIC In The News

Who is the 'Gayle-force wind' picked by Obama to lead USAid?
The Guardian
May 8, 2015

 
Mulcair to promise support for safe abortions in poor countries if NDP elected
The Ottawa Citizen
May 11, 2015

 

NDP's Tom Mulcair promises abortion funding for key foreign aid projects
The Canadian Press / CBC
May 12, 2015

 

Mulcair promises abortion funding for foreign-aid projects
The Globe and Mail
May 12, 2015

 

Le NPD rétablirait l'aide internationale pour l'avortement
La Presse
May 12, 2015

 

Close the gap between Canada and its aboriginal people: AFN chief
The Globe and Mail
May 13, 2015

 
 
 
 
 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Universal development goals are a unique opportunity, not a threat, for Canada

Julia SanchezCanada’s lack of political will to adhere to the universal nature of the new sustainable development goals (SDGs)- set to succeed the Millennium Development Goals when the SDGs are approved by governments at the United Nations in September 2015 - was brought to light last week by the media.

Although there are understandable concerns about this transformative characteristic of the new global development agenda, there is also near unanimous support for the universal nature of the new agenda – with the exception of a few Northern governments.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

CCIC's 47th AGM held on May 14, 2015 in Ottawa

In the context of this year’s annual conference, the CCIC held its 47th Annual General Meeting. A highlight of the meeting was the appointment of new board members as well as bidding farewell to outgoing Chair of the Board Jim Cornelius.

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Latest updates on We Can Do Better 2015

With the Canadian election fast approaching quickly, momentum is growing for the “We Can Do Better 2015” campaign! In the past few weeks webinars on the campaign were organized by the Inter Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation, and the Northern, Manitoba, Atlantic and Ontario Councils all featured the campaign during their AGM.

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Latest news on UN post-2015 process

May saw the last of the open discussions on the broad themes that will structure the outcome document for the September UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. Having previously discussed the focus of the Declaration, the Goals and Targets (which are de facto the Open Working Group's goals and targets), and the Means of Implementation and Global Partnership, the May session garnered stakeholders' views on "Follow-up and Review."

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Brittany Lambert leaving the Americas' Policy Group

Brittany Lambert, who has been coordinating CCIC America’s Policy Group for the past four years, has left the organization mid-June to take on a new role at Oxfam Canada.

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Echoes from APWG member meeting

The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) held a one-day meeting on 4 June 2015. During this meeting, members learned about DFATD’s plans and priorities in Afghanistan and had the opportunity to engage with DFATD’S Senior Director for Afghanistan and three other development officers.

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DFATD Internal Review of 2008 Overhead Policy for Contribution Agreements

As some of you may know DFATD is currently undertaking an internal review of its 2008 Overhead Policy for Contribution Agreements.

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Africa-Canada Forum Learning Events

In April, the Africa-Canada Forum, in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies from Carleton University, organized a one day learning event on religious fundamentalisms and their impact on women’s rights in Africa. Highlights include an overview presentation by Shareen Gokal (AWID) and the presentation of case studies examining Islam and Christianity.

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Coalitions Come Together to Express Concern over Human Rights in Colombia

For years, civil society organizations have been concerned about the impacts of Canadian trade and investment on human rights in Colombia.

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CCIC Code of Ethics and Operational Standards - Compliance Webinar and Video

Compliance to the CCIC Code of Ethics and Operational Standards is an important core requirement of CCIC membership. At the 2014 AGM, CCIC members passed a resolution which established that all CCIC members demonstrate compliance at least once to the revised (2009) CCIC Code of Ethics and Operational Standards.

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Look out for the 2015 CCIC Member Survey!

CCIC will circulate its 2015 Member Survey shortly. This survey will gauge CCIC effectiveness and influence, the usefulness of CCIC events and publications, as well as overall member satisfaction. We look forward to receiving your important input and feedback.

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MEMBER PROFILE: SOS Children's Village

This month CCIC met with Boyd McBride, President and CEO at SOS Children’s Villages – and one of CCIC new member organizations! – to discuss the organization’s focus and the recent response to the earthquake in Nepal….among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Peoples' Social Forum in Toronto

The Peoples’ Social Forum is hosting a summit in Toronto on July 10th and 11th.

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Meeting on Financing for Development organized by Results

On July 13-16, world leaders will come together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) to discuss how to finance the Post 2015 development agenda.

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Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development 2015 - Call for Nominations

The Award Trustees and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) are announcing that nominations are now open for the 2015 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development.

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WORTH A LOOK

New report by VOICES-VOIX​

On June 16, the coalition VOICES-VOIX published an important report documenting the abuse of parliamentary rules, the intimidation of public servants, and the defunding and intimidation of organizations that hold views at odds with the federal government.

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The Post -2015 Development Agenda, Corporations and Power

A new brief by IBON International and the Campaign for Peoples' Goals, looks at how corporate power is expanding in the name of sustainable development within the post-2015 process.

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Humanitarian Assistance from Non-State Donors

A new report from Development Initiatives looks at the role non-state donors play in the provision of humanitarian assistance – measuring funding from individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies and corporations – and assesses where the money comes from, who it goes to, and where it is spent. The research draws on a broad set of data sourced directly from humanitarian agencies and covers the period from 2009 to 2013.

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Re-launch of the Canadian International Development Platform

The Canadian International Development Platform, created as a project of the North-South Institute, and transitioned to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, was re-launched on April 1st.

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Why Less Inequality Benefits All

This new book by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development highlights the key areas where inequalities are created and where new policies are required, including structural labour market changes, persisting gender gaps, the challenge of high wealth concentration, and the role for redistribution policies.

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Universal Rights, Differentiated Responsibilities

This briefing from the Center for Economic and Social Rights and Third World Network sets out how human rights provide a normative framework that can help delineate the duties states have to cooperate with each other in the achievement of sustainable development commitments.

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Freedom of Association, Assembly and Natural Resource Exploitation

In his latest report  “Our resources, our rights”, Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai examines the role that the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and...

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Now Available: Global Humanitarian Assistance report 2015

The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report 2015 shows that poverty and vulnerability to crises are intrinsically linked and that international humanitarian assistance continues to go predominantly to long-term recipients.

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Development Unplugged successfully launched, looking for contributors!

The new blog in Huffington Post Canada on international development and other global issues, Development Unplugged, has generated a lot of interest -and great articles!- since it was launched 2 months ago.

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Aid Donors' Flagship Investment Deal Causing Hardship and Displacement for Tanzanian Farmers

The British company Agrica, funded by DFID and others, has set up an industrial rice plantation in Mngeta, Tanzania, which is, according to a new research, destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them into debt and impacting the local environment.

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