Original Source: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
December 18, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after a Canada-Zambia led UN resolution on child, early and forced marriage was adopted by consensus by the General Assembly with 116 co-sponsors:
“Today marks another [...]
Never before has there been such a large population of young people in the world.
In Ottawa to launch the State of World Population Report last week, the United Nations Population Fund looked at what is needed to unleash the vast potential and untapped resources of the world’s population of [...]
Thirty years ago Canada held its first and only leaders’ debate on issues identified by women. When it comes time to elect the next government in 2015, the Campaign is calling for party leaders to explain how they plan to build a more equal Canada for all, and make meaningful [...]
The study, a shadow report on Canada’s Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, provides a detailed view of Canada’s progress towards equality over the past five years. It was produced by [...]
From October 10-11th 2014 in Geneva Switzerland, the Inter-Parliamentary Union held its first Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians. The Conference was attended by over 180 parliamentarians from around the world. Discussions centered on efforts to challenge the ‘way politics is done’ and the role young parliamentarians can play in standing [...]