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21 Jul 2014 description

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il assistera au Sommet sur les filles 2014 à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, afin d’appuyer les efforts mondiaux déployés pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés ainsi qu’à la mutilation génitale des femmes.

« Le mariage d’enfants est un problème mondial qui exige une action concertée de tous les pays, a déclaré le ministre Baird. Son élimination donnera aux femmes et aux filles l’autonomie dont elles ont besoin pour contribuer au développement et à la prospérité de leurs collectivités. »

06 Jul 2014 description

July 4, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada is contributing $20 million over two years to UNICEF toward ending child, early and forced marriage.

“Today’s announcement is the latest step in Canada’s campaign to end child, early and forced marriage”, said Baird. “This troubling practice is a violation of human rights and also hinders economic development. When girls can’t reach their full potential, everyone suffers—girls, their communities and their countries.”

14 Feb 2012 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Dans le cadre des efforts déployés par le Canada à l'échelle internationale pour aider les pays en développement à s'adapter aux répercussions des changements climatiques, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, et l'honorable Peter Kent, ministre de l'Environnement, ont lancé aujourd'hui le Fonds canadien pour la résilience climatique en Afrique.

14 Feb 2012 description

February 13, 2012

Ottawa ― Today, as part of Canada's international efforts to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, launched the Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience.

05 Nov 2002 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will contribute an additional $7.9 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to address food aid needs in Southern Africa.

Minister Whelan made the announcement following a meeting in Ottawa with WFP Executive Director James Morris.

10 Oct 2002 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), has contributed $7 million to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide food aid for the famine victims in Southern Africa.

"Many countries in the Southern African region are facing their worst crisis since the 1992 drought," Minister Whelan said. "The effects of the food shortage are compounded by chronic malnutrition and the millions infected by HIV or orphaned by AIDS.