Letter to PM urging support for developing countries in the current economic and health crises

Letter to PM urging support for developing countries in the current economic and health crises, Pdf The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the Group of 78, I am writing to commend you for your current initiative at the UN to tackle the… Read More »

Financial crisis and the pandemic: is it time for international money?

Hill Times By ROY CULPEPER, LAURA MACDONALD, AND SAM VAN OORT      MAY 15, 2020 The pandemic and its economic repercussions promise to be with us for some time. Canada should support a new issuance of SDRs as the case in favour of using them to assist the poorest countries strengthens over the next year. In March, Kristalina Georgieva, managing director… Read More »

Watch the Videos of, Financing a Global Green New Deal: Trade and Development Report 2019 (2020)

This year’s Trade and Development Report suggests that meeting the financing demands of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires rebuilding multilateralism around the idea of a Global Green New Deal, and pursuing a financial future very different from the recent past. Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD Director of Globalization and Development, presented highlights from the report and the… Read More »

Cuts to Aid Budget Proposed in Election Campaign

Last week a major political party announced that if it formed the next government, it would cut the foreign aid budget by 25 percent. As a registered charity we are not naming the party in question since under current legislation, the CRA rules provide that “A charity may carry out Public Policy Dialogue and Development Activities that support… Read More »

Climate Action: Questions for Candidates in the 2019 Federal Election

The Group of 78’s Working Group on Climate Change is working to raise the issue in the upcoming federal election.  The actions include circulating the messages and recommendations from last year’s policy conference to politicians as well as producing short articles or “op-eds” for the media.  The group of 78 invites citizen participation by providing a list of questions… Read More »

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT NATO

Most peace groups see NATO as a problematic alliance because of its structure, its policies (including especially its nuclear deterrence policy), its history, or the nature of its expansion since the end of the Cold War. However different groups have different perspectives about Canadian participation in NATO. There is no single position agreed by all. The purpose of… Read More »

Please Sign! Open Letter to Government of Canada on Climate Action

A CALL FOR MORE AMBITIOUS CLIMATE ACTION NOW In November 1981, a statement signed by 78 prominent Canadians on Canadian foreign policy was sent to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The statement was later published in the Globe and Mail. Since then the Group of 78 has advocated peace, justice and planetary survival through its annual policy conferences and… Read More »

Please Sign this Open Letter To the Prime Minister: Statement of concern on the crisis in Venezuela

The following open letter was sent to the Prime Minister of Canada today from 167 signatories and 15 Canadian organizations, concerning the crisis in Venezuela. If you would like to add your name to the letter please use the online form provided. Download letter (with the list of original signatories): English and French Pdf French Pdf English Pdf… Read More »

Letter of ongoing concern from civil society regarding Saudi LAV deal

  On March 5, 2019 a large group of civil society organizations released to the media and public their open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, calling on him to address their ongoing concern about the Saudi LAV deal. English and French version can found be found below, or download the Pdf version through the following links.… Read More »

2018, G78 Conference Report and Policy Recommendations has been Released

Ottawa December 3, 2018 The Group of 78 (G78) is a non-governmental organization, founded in 1981, dedicated to the promotion of a progressive foreign policy based on principles of sustainable peace, justice, and global survival in the face of contemporary challenges. Its report Meeting the Climate Challenge: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World, G78 Conference Report and… Read More »