Category Archives: Statements

Statements by the Group of 78 or endorsed by the Group of 78.

G78 Message to Government on Support to UNRWA

The Group of 78 has written to the Minister of International Development, Mme. Marie-Claude Bibeau, commending the government on the restoration of funding to the needs of Palestinians through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, noting however that the support is less than previous levels and urging an increase in the short term. Read the full letter… Read More »

A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security submission

On July 29, 2016, the Group of 78 and 10 other leading civil society organizations submitted “A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security” to the federal government’s Defence Policy Review. A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security We believe that a defence policy review should be developed from the priorities established by the Canadian government’s foreign… Read More »

Saudi Arms Deal: Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Open Letter to the Prime Minister April 26, 2016 The G78’s Thematic Working Group on Arms Control drafted a letter to the Prime Minister expressing our profound concern about the authorization of exports of Light Armoured Vehicles worth $15 billion to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We solicited considerable support for this letter from NGOs in the Human… Read More »

Group of 78 Statement on Iran

Group of 78 Statement on Iran Adopted by the Board of Directors March 26, 2013 Principal Points: Avoid the use of military force; work with other states and through international organizations – particularly the United Nations – to ensure that acts of war and violence are precluded from all avenues to resolve the outstanding issues associated with Iran.… Read More »

Group of 78 Endorses WFM Benchmarks for Effective Canadian Policy in Mali

Group of 78 Endorsement of Statement by the World Federalists Movement – Canada The following statement by the World Federalist Movement – Canada was endorsed by the Group of 78 Board on March 26, 2013. G78 Endorsement of WFM Statement 2013-03-26 (PDF) Benchmarks for effective Canadian policy in Mali While Prime Minister Harper and the opposition parties have… Read More »