Policy Statements

The Group of 78 has adopted positions on many international and foreign policy issues, including conclusions and recommendations from its annual policy conferences.  These policy statements and positions are provided here.


2019

Open Letter to Government of Canada on Climate Action

What We Talk About When We Talk About NATO

Letter to the Prime Minister: Statement of Concern on the Crisis in Venezuela

Letter of ongoing concern from civil society regarding Saudi LAV deal  (English)and French 

Global Markets Inequality and the Future of Democracy: G78, 2019 Conference Report
And Policy Recommendations


2018

Meeting the Climate Challenge: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World G78 Conference Report and Policy Recommendations. Group of 78 2018Annual Policy Conference

GETTING TO NUCLEAR ZERO BUILDING COMMON SECURITY FOR A POST-MAD WORLD
ARRIVER AU ZÉRO NUCLÉAIRECONSTRUIRE UNE SÉCURITÉ COMMUNE POUR UN MONDE POST–DMA

Getting to Nuclear Zero Covering essay 

Policy Recommendations document 

Long summary document

Updated –  Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security (English) and  French

Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs re Saudi arms export investigation

Letter to the PM stating our concerns about the shooting of Palestinians by the IDF

Joint Rideau Institute and Group of 78 letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs on ATT

Appeal to Minister of Youth and Prime Minister Trudeau to secure the freedom of the Canadian Al-Qazzaz family forcibly held in Egypt


2017

Letter to Minister of International Development and La Francophonie on United Nations Relief and Works Agency  (UNRWA) Funding


2016

Submission to the Defence Policy Review, entitled “A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security” 

Version française: Lettre et Une Transition vers la Paix Durable.


2013

Conference 2013 Responding to China’s Global Re-Emergence – Conclusions & Recommendations

Statement on Iran

Joint Statement on Mali


2012

Conference 2012 Afghanistan: Lessons Learned – Report & Recommendations


2011

Conference 2011 The Growing Struggle between Democracy and Global Economic Liberalization – Conclusions & Recommendations

March 25, 2011 – The Group of 78 has endorsed the Voices-Voix declaration on democracy, free speech and transparency in Canada.


2010

Conference 2010 Security and Human Rights in Canadian Foreign Policy – Final Report


2009

Conference 2009 Peace, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law: Canada’s Role in the Middle East – Final Report

Letter to Prime Minister Harper on the UNRWA


2008

Conference 2008 Policy Statement – All Politics Are Global: Canadian Foreign Policy in an Inter-connected World


2007

Conference 2007 – Group of 78 Vision Statement

Conference 2007 – Enoncé 2007 Intendance mondiale: Réveiller l’engagement du Canada envers le monde

December 1, 2007 – Afghanistan: In Search of Peace. Group of 78 Submission to the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan


2006

Conference 2006 Recommendations – African Stability: A Role for Canada?

2005

Conference 2005 Recommendations – Internationalism Revitalized, or “Pax Americana”: W[h]ither Canada?

2004

Conference 2004 Sovereignty and the Interdependence of Nations: Implications for Canada

2003

Conference 2003 Recommendations – Canada and the Developing World

Canada should not participate in US Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)

Le Canada ne devrait pas participer au système national de défense anti-missile des États-Unis

2002

Group of 78 Statement on September 11

2001

Conference 2001 Change and Challenge to Canadian Foreign Policy, 1981-2001

Conference 2000 Engagement du Canada Envers la paix mondial

September 25, 2001 Open letter to the Prime Minister regarding the September 11 attacks

25 septembre 2001 Lettre au Premier ministre concernant les événements du 11 septembre 2001

Media Release – Group of 78 urges Security Council to set up special court to try September 11 terrorists

Communiqué de presse: Le Groupe des 78 recommande vivement au Conseil de sécurité de mettre sur pied un tribunal spécial pour juger les terroristes du 11 septembre 2001

December 11, 2002 Alternatives to War with Iraq: Recommendations of an Experts’ Panel

2000

Conference 2000 Final Report Canada’s Commitment to World Peace

1999

Conference 1999 Final Report – Globalization and Its Discontents