Edith Fowke’s Bequest to the Group of 78

EDITH FOWKE’S BEQUEST TO THE GROUP OF 78 In early 2016, the Group of 78 was notified that it was one of ten organizations that had been named beneficiaries of a bequest from the estate of the late Edith Fowke, who died in 1996. The disbursement of the bequests was delayed for twenty years, until after the death… Continue Reading Edith Fowke’s Bequest to the Group of 78

Peter Moore

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. This document was updated in 2018. Click Click A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security for the original full report, the covering letter to Parliamentarians, and the list… Continue Reading A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security submission

Peter Moore

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… Continue Reading Saudi Arms Deal: Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Peter Moore

Annual Policy Conference 2015 

Strengthening Multilateral Cooperation: The United Nations at 70 Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference  Registration Now Open September 25-27, 2015 Cartier Place Suite Hotel, 180 Cooper Street, Ottawa Conference Program             English     French Printable Registration Form (payment by cheque)  English    French Online Registration Option (transaction charges apply) Click here Speakers Bios

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In Memory of Gerald L. Ohlsen

It is an honour and a privilege to be able write this brief commemoration of my beloved friend and colleague, Gerald L. Ohlsen, who died very suddenly on April 1st, 2015.  His long and distinguished diplomatic career (1968-2004)  focused on the international promotion of human rights, addressing state failure, democracy building and the engagement of civil society in public policy.  He led… Continue Reading In Memory of Gerald L. Ohlsen

Nandini Sarkar

Ron Labonté – Ebola: What does it tell us about the state of Global Health?

Ebola: What does it tell us about the state of Global Health? DATE: Tuesday January 27, 2015 TIME: 12:00 noon (sharp) PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa Luncheon Notice Labonte Jan 2015 COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation $5 for presentation only (For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will… Continue Reading Ron Labonté – Ebola: What does it tell us about the state of Global Health?

Peter Moore

Climate Change: From Science to Policy

Dr. John Stone Climate Change: From Science to Policy Luncheon notice Stone June 24 2014 DATE: Tuesday June 24, 2014 TIME: 12:00 noon (sharp) PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation, $5 for presentation only For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available.… Continue Reading Climate Change: From Science to Policy

Posted by: Sarah Bowles

Why is Canada botching the Great War centenary?

April 22, 2014 – Roy Culpeper – Comments in Globe and Mail on “Why is Canada botching the Great War centenary?“

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Some Directions for an Alternative Canadian Foreign Policy

John E. Trent Some Directions for an Alternative Canadian Foreign Policy DATE: Tuesday May 27, 2014 TIME: 12:00 noon (sharp) PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation, $5 for presentation only For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available. RESERVATIONS: Call 613-230-0860 by… Continue Reading Some Directions for an Alternative Canadian Foreign Policy

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Redefining State Sovereignty: Historical Flaws and Contemporary Crises

Errol P. Mendes Redefining State Sovereignty: Historical Flaws and Contemporary Crises DATE: Tuesday April 29, 2014 TIME: 12:00 noon (sharp) PLACE: Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa COST: $30 for luncheon and presentation, $5 for presentation only For presentation only, please plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available. RESERVATIONS: Call 613-230-0860… Continue Reading Redefining State Sovereignty: Historical Flaws and Contemporary Crises

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