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BCCIC Board member, Anne Catherine Bajard was featured in a Vancouver Sun article August 30th, 2014. Read about how she compares fear and ostracization of disease to early days of HIV/AIDS and sheds light on what is happening on the ground.
Many of us understand the changes we want to see in the world but may differ on how to go about making those changes. The Istanbul Principles guide civil society actors toward a common understanding of best practices in our sector. If you are working to change the world within the rubric of these principles you are likely on the right track. They were developed and agreed to through a series of international meetings that fed into a multilateral process known as the Open Forum for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Development Effectiveness and subsequently ratified and agreed to by governments from around the world in a multilateral agreement known as the Busan Partnership for Global Development Effectiveness. Canada signed this and then subsequently pledged to improve relations with civil society organizations at the first high level meeting of the Partnership in Mexico April, 2014. The Hon. Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie then came home to Canada tasked with consulting civil society on how best to do this.
'Canada has increased the number of development countries of focus from 20 to 25, as well as increasing the proportion of Canada’s bilateral assistance these countries will receive from 80 to 90 percent.' (excerpt from the list published by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development as it appears in the above link)
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