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Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.

 

 

Cooperation Canada’s statement on situation in Afghanistan

Cooperation Canada’s statement on situation in Afghanistan

Cooperation Canada urges Canada and the international community to mobilize all the necessary resources to address the human rights crisis in Afghanistan. Following the expedited withdrawal of American and NATO forces after 20 years of military intervention in the country, the Taliban have swiftly taken over major cities across Afghanistan, resulting in the collapse of the Afghan Government. Civilians, including human rights defenders and humanitarian workers, who had supported Canadian and other international actors are now disproportionately targeted, with the safety and security of their families on the line.   

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Cooperation Canada, CanWaCH and the Humanitarian Coalition applaud the Government of Canada’s early response to avert the looming famine catastrophe

Cooperation Canada, CanWaCH and the Humanitarian Coalition applaud the Government of Canada’s early response to avert the looming famine catastrophe

Today, the Government of Canada announced the allocation of $155 million CAD to support countries at the brink of famine. This decision is critical: right now, 11 people are dying every minute due to hunger and 41 million people are at risk of starvation. By acting now, before famine is declared, the Government is helping to prevent a catastrophe.  

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Your guide to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act: Protecting the Legislative Environment of Canada’s International Cooperation

Your guide to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act: Protecting the Legislative Environment of Canada’s International Cooperation

Canada’s international assistance is legislatively outlined in the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (ODAAA). In force since 2008, ODAAA sets the terms for the eligibility of funding considered as the Official Development Assistance (ODA) and applies to all relevant federal departments. As such, the ODAAA is of instrumental value for all Canadian organizations engaged in international cooperation, many of which were a part of the co-construction process that led to the bill’s adoption.  

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Canada makes history with an unprecedented global investment in the care economy and women’s rights

Canada makes history with an unprecedented global investment in the care economy and women’s rights

Today Prime Minister Trudeau took bold action in support of a global feminist economic recovery by announcing $100 million in new international assistance funding dedicated to paid and unpaid care work at the Generation Equality Forum, the largest multi-sector gathering on women’s rights in the world. This is the first targeted global investment in the care economy by a donor government. 

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Canada’s climate financing doubled: Cooperation Canada looks forward to roll-out of G7 commitment

Canada’s climate financing doubled: Cooperation Canada looks forward to roll-out of G7 commitment

June 17, 2021 – Ottawa – During last weekend’s G7 Summit, Canada committed $5.3 billion over five years in new funding for international climate finance, doubling Canada’s earlier commitments. This is a welcome announcement that recognizes the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis and biodiversity loss that has disproportionately affected the poorest and most vulnerable across the globe. These much-needed funds will help vulnerable countries and their communities adapt to the climate crisis even as they continue the fight against COVID-19.  

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Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Waiver

Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Waiver

Cooperation Canada, alongside CanWaCH and social justice advocates across the country, urges Canada to do more in supporting mechanisms crucial to fight COVID19 and foster a fair global recovery. 
Read our letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the TRIPS waiver, cosigned by Julia Anderson, CEO of CanWaCH, and our Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Moyer.

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Call for nominations to the Cooperation Canada Board of Directors

Call for nominations to the Cooperation Canada Board of Directors

Cooperation Canada’s Board is composed of 14 Directors, elected to represent the diversity of our membership. At our AGM in June, members will be called upon to renew the mandates of some directors who seek re-election at the end of their two-year mandate. In addition, members will also be asked to elect new members of the Board to fill vacancies.

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Cooperation Canada reacts to Budget 2021: A missed opportunity for Canada’s global engagement

Cooperation Canada reacts to Budget 2021: A missed opportunity for Canada’s global engagement

Keeping Canadians safe is the most important role of the government. That means eradicating COVID-19 from around the world, urgently addressing the climate crisis, and ensuring an equitable pandemic recovery. Our economy is global, our population is multicultural, and we cannot solve global challenges in isolation. Canada will not recover until the world recovers.

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