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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

One Step Closer to Transforming Our World

Julia SanchezWhat a summer it has been! July and August saw the culmination of two major international processes – both the focus of much of our work over the past year – and the launch of a major domestic process.

First came the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) and the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. I attended the FfD3 conference as a member of the official Canadian delegation and also participated in the CSO forum that preceded the conference as a member of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE).

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

Remembering Karen Takacs (1961-2015)

The international development community is mourning the loss of Karen Takacs, former director at Crossroads International, who passed away on August 17 at her home in Prince Edward County at age 54.

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Updates on We Can Do Better 2015

Campaigners have remained informed and engaged all summer through the launch of a bi-monthly electronic bulletin with the latest news and tips on the WCDB campaign!.

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New organization to monitor multinationals and human rights

Above Ground was created to encourage multinational companies to respect human rights.

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Civil Society Space Still on the Decline

Shrinking space for civil society is the norm in half of the world’s countries, indicates “The State of Civil Society Report 2015,” a new report released by CIVICUS, which this year focuses on resourcing CSOs.

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Canada Off-Track on Human Rights

At the end of July, the UN’s Human Rights Committee - which monitors the implementation of civil and political rights by states at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – issued a critical report by 18 human rights experts on Canada’s track record.

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Last ODAAA Guidance Note Released

In early July, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) quietly released the last – this one on poverty reduction – of three guidance notes on the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (ODAAA).

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International Cooperation Days 2015 report available

With close to 300 participants, more than 30 workshops, five plenaries, a public event and many side events, the International Cooperation Days 2015 in Gatineau were a huge success!

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Implementing DFATD's CSO policy - Milestones to meet

Six months after the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) released their International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy, CCIC has produced a document that lays out suggested milestones for the government to reach within the first year of implementing the CSO policy, as well as some directions to aspire to looking forward.

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After 50 years, Canadian Hunger Foundation closes its doors

A well-established and well-respected Canadian NGO, the Canadian Hunger Foundation, announced in July that it was ending its operations.

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MEMBER PROFILE: CoDev

This month, CCIC met with CoDev Acting Executive Director Kristen Daub, to talk about the importance of equitable and longstanding partnerships and the role of the new Sustainable Development Goals…among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Inter Pares Solidarity Tour, Guatemala 2016

Inter Pares is launching its next Solidarity Tour for February 2016. A group of 14 supporters will be accompanied by two staff members on a trip to Guatemala.

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Wildlife. Not Entertainers – World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection has launched a campaign to raise awareness on the suffering and exploitation of wild animals, mainly by the tourist and hunting industries.

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New Policy Brief by Oxfam on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they have a say in whether and how extractive industry projects move forward.

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WORTH A LOOK

Latest articles published in Development Unplugged

Two articles were published in Huffington Post Canada “Development Unplugged” since the last edition of FLASH!

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Imagine Canada Report: Charities in Canada as an Economic Sector

Imagine Canada’s Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector released late June a discussion paper entitled Charities in Canada as an Economic Sector.

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Civil Society Space Still on the Decline

Shrinking space for civil society is the norm in half of the world’s countries, indicates “The State of Civil Society Report 2015,” a new report released by CIVICUS, which this year focuses on resourcing CSOs.

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Soliciting positive examples on enabling environment

The High Commissioner for Human Rights is putting together a report of practical recommendations on how to create and maintain the space for civil society to work freely and independently.

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Report Card on the MDGs

This final 2015 report on the implementation of the MDGs assesses the achievements made to date around each of the eight goals, considers ongoing challenges to their implementation, and points to the importance of good data looking forward – signalling a future direction for the new SDGs.

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The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty

A new joint report by the World Bank and the World Trade Organization looks at the type of policies and strategies that can help further integrate the poor into global trade – by lowering trade costs in a way that maximizes the gains and minimizes the risks.

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New report - Multilateral Aid 2015: Better Partnerships for a Post-2015 World

The 2015 OECD report on multilateral aid contributes to the broader debate on how to implement the post-2015 development agenda.

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Youth Environmental Activist Steals Hearts at High Level Climate Event

Since opening a High-level Event on Climate Change at UN Headquarters on June 29, the passionate and inspiring speech by Mr. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez...

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New Eurodad Report: What lies beneath?

Issued just ahead of the Third international Conference on Financing for Development, this new report by Eurodad critically assesses the nature of public private partnerships (PPPs)...

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Canada's Enhanced CSR Strategy – an assessment

A new Working Paper by University of Ottawa academic Penelope Simons assesses the government’s enhanced corporate social responsibility strategy against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, noting both positive developments in the strategy, as well as shortfalls.

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