The following open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau was approved by the Board of Directors of the Group of 78. It calls for an immediate ceasefire in the war in Gaza; increased humanitarian aid for the civilian population; an embargo on Canada’s military trade with Israel; the immediate restoration of funding to UNRWA; and the removal of barriers… Continue Reading G78 sends a letter to the PM & three Ministers
Women in Afghanistan have had a journey in the past generation among the hardest of any group of people on earth. Corey Levine has been a witness to, and participant in, this arc of history. In this presentation, Corey will give a brief overview of her experiences over the past 22 years. She will outline the current context… Continue Reading Join us on February 20th for a webinar about the future of Afghan Women and Girls with human-rights advocate Corey Levine
Our first webinar of 2024 took place on January 25 and featured Ricardo Tranjan and David Macdonald of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives who discussed how housing is affected by markets. The webinar is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
Firdaus Kharas was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for advancing social change through human-centered media as a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and mass-communications producer. Mr. Kharas has created media for social change used in 198 countries. His topics in 80 series of media have included human rights, refugees, violence reduction, and disease prevention.
One of G78’s members, Lawrence Cumming, crafted an articulate letter to the Canadian Prime Minister, as well as other Ministers. You can download the letter from this link. You can read it when you open it in Adobe Acrobat.
Statement by the Group of 78 – October 28, 2023Adopted by the Board of Directors by a strong majority with one objection. The Middle East region, and more specifically, the geographic region that includes Palestine, Israel, and Lebanon has once again been ravaged by acts of violence that have been met by further acts of violence, much of which is… Continue Reading The Israel-Hamas War and our priorities: A call for Immediate Ceasefire and renewed priorities on Human Support and Peace Talks
We’ve been busy since the conference officially ended on Monday, downloading, editing, and uploading the webinars to YouTube. Our playlist is accessible through the button below.
The conference is over, but our work is not. With thanks to our moderators, speakers, and rapporteurs for their work during our 2023 Conference, we are busy crafting our report that will outline our recommendations for policy related to Preventing and Stopping Violence: Effective Actions to Curtail Conflict. Look for it on our website and social media soon!