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 »

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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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Peter Moore

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… Read More »

Nandini Sarkar

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?“

Posted by: Sarah Bowles

Group of 78 Programs

Annual Conference Luncheon Speaker Series Special Speaker Series

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Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013

Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013

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Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace Update

Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013  By Gerald Ohlsen   Since launching its report on the first phase of its work in June and hosting a discussion of a peace process in Afghanistan at the University of Ottawa in September of 2012, Pathways has focused on planning and fundraising for the next phase of work.  … Read More »

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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 »

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