Video: Pandemic Relief, Recovery, and Reshaping the World Economy

The video of our webinar has been posted to our YouTube channel. Seminar Theme Our webinar will address the interrelated issues of short-term pandemic relief, medium-term  recovery and, in the long term, reshaping the world economy. There are choices at every stage, with implications for distributional equity among and within countries. There can be no return to the… Read More »

Webinar Video and links from, Israel and Palestine: Future Directions in the Middle East

January 13th, 2021 1200 Ottawa / 1700 UK / 1800 Geneva / 1900 Ramallah Speakers Dr Alaa Tartir, Inès Abdel Razek, Dr Shir Hever and Dr Jeremy Wildeman Moderator Dr Ruby Dagher Links from Webinar Dr Alaa Tartir Dr Shir Hever Dr Wildeman’s URL – From Inès Abdel Razek  to Everyone:  12:27 PM If you… Read More »

2021 Policy Conference Outline

    Adaptation       Building Resilience in the Global Climate Emergency  Outline Pdf It is abundantly clear that the climate is changing with profound impacts on our environment, economy, society and our security. The main cause is human activity, primarily as a result of two centuries of greenhouse gas emissions from the production and consumption of fossil fuels. It… Read More »

Video of Book Launch – Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era

The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. discusses his newly released book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era. This event was hosted by Group of 78, in collaboration with PeaceQuest Speakers: Welcoming remarks by Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78 Moderation by Steve Staples, Chairperson, PeaceQuest Leadership and Education Initiative Presentation by Senator Douglas Roche (ret.), Canada’s former UN… Read More »

2 Part video series of: Finance, Climate Risk, and How to Make your Pension Fund Climate-Friendly

The crucial importance of shifting finance to address the climate crisis Featuring: Adam Scott     This is the first part of the Two-part series of webinars co-hosted by the Climate Legacy and Group of 78; In partnership with SHIFT and the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. The crucial importance of shifting finance to address the climate crisis (webinar 1) November 24, 2020.… Read More »

2020 Policy Forum – Videos

Our 2020 Policy Forum, The Future of Peacekeeping in the Transition to a More Peaceful World: Why UN peace operations are critical and need to be expanded, videos are available for viewing. Given the impending American election and its potentially dramatic foreign policy implications, we are now planning our Conclusions and Recommendations webinar for early to mid-November. Please… Read More »

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 »