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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

This month, CCIC's President-CEO is taking some well-deserved holidays! Julia's column will be back in September

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Towards a Fairer, More Sustainable and Safer World - CCIC’s IAR Submission

After more than two months of consulting, organizing, and writing, CCIC made its submission to the Government of Canada’s 2016 International Assistance Review (IAR), entitled Cooperative Leadership: Canada’s Contribution to a Fairer, More Sustainable, and Safer World.

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Global Affairs Canada funding trends to CSOs

Almost a year and a half after the release of the International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy, CCIC has released a new set of charts identifying various trends around funding for Canadian civil society over the past decade – drawing on new historical data released in June.

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Erik Solheim new head of UNEP

In late June, Erik Solheim, former Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development and Chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC), assumed his position as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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OECD-DAC sets up high level panel on future of aid

In early July, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) announced the establishment of a high-level panel to consider options for the future of the DAC – in a context that has seen fundamental changes in recent years to the global development landscape.

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CCIC and its members at The World Social Forum

With 35 000 participants from 120 countries, the 12th edition of the World Social Forum in Montreal offered, once again, a unique space for debates and discussions, in order to build a better world. Many CCIC members and members of CCIC's Regional Working Groups were actively involved and organized numerous workshops.

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Prime Minister's Youth Council

In addition to being Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has taken on the youth file, an issue that has always been of importance to him.

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Consulting Canadians on Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda

On October 17-20, 2016, countries from around the world will gather in Quito, Ecuador, for the United Nations’ Habitat III Summit on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

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MEMBER PROFILE: SCIC

This month CCIC met with Jacqui Wasacase, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) to discuss the recent funding cut by the government of Saskatchewan and its impacts on SCIC, and the #LookDeeper campaign, among others!

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

Call for Nominations: Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development 2016 – WUSC

Nominations are still open for the 2016 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development.

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WORTH A LOOK

MP Engagement Toolkit​

The recent International Assistance Policy Review offered many opportunities to engage Canadians and politicians on global issues.

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New in Development Unplugged

Many articles, written by a wide range of contributors, have been published in Development Unplugged in the past two months.

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OECD-DAC Report 2016: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Business Opportunities ​

The Development Co-operation Report 2016 explores the potential and challenges of investing in developing countries, in particular through social impact investment, blended finance and foreign direct investment.

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Keeping track: Measuring Progress Toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Last September, BCCIC published a report called Keeping Score, a civil society inquiry into how Canada is strategically positioned on each of the SDGs.

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Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2016

This annual report by Development Initiatives is a leading resource for understanding financing for humanitarian crises globally.

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CIVICUS State of Civil Society report 2016: Civic freedoms violated in 109 countries ​

The 2016 State of Civil Society Report summarizes the key events, issues and trends affecting civil society around the world.

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Testing the Narrative Project

A report was published in May shedding new light on The Narrative Project, a wide-scale research project driven by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, InterAction, and other major NGOs...

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IMF admits shortcomings of neoliberal policy

In “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” the International Monetary Fund admits that they have systematically been overselling the benefits of two elements of the pro-market policies...

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Cowater releases first in series of white papers

Private international development consulting firm, Cowater, has released the first in what it expects to be a series of white papers on global development issues.

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Video Animations on the SDGs

CAFOD has recently released two video animations on the SDGs.

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The Future of Policy Advocacy by Charities in Canada

Seventy-three charity sector leaders and experts came together in Calgary last May to debate and discuss how the sector would like its public policy advocacy to be valued and regulated by Canadian governments.

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CCIC IN THE NEWS

Making Canada’s foreign aid more effective, innovative, and transparent
The Hill Times | August 17, 2016

World Social Forum 2016 - August 12, 2016: Your last chance for the grand conferences
CNW | August 11, 2016

World Social Forum 2016: ready to lose the North?
International Forum of National NGO Platforms | July 21, 2016

Three Amigos need a human rights vision
The Hill Times | June 29, 2016

Time to give shape to Canada’s place in the world
The Hill Times | June 29, 2016

CCIC PRESENTS

Save the date!
America’s Policy Group Meeting
October 3-4, 2016
Location: tbc

For more information: ibourassa@ccic.ca

EVENTS

Global Fund Fifth Replenishment Conference
Montreal, Quebec
September 16-17, 2016

Changer le système, pas le climat : créons des alternatives pour un monde solidaire
Montreal, Quebec
September 17-18, 2016

Save the date!
CAN-MNCH 2016 Annual General Meeting
Montreal, Quebec
November 3-4, 2016

Save the date!
Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale : À humanité variable – AQOCI
Across Quebec
November 3-12, 2016


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