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New Minister for Foreign Affairs after Cabinet Shuffle

The shakeup sees Francois-Philippe Champagne replace Bains at Innovation, Science and Industry.  Marc Garneau moves from Transport to Champagne's old job as the country's top diplomat, while Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra has been promoted to cabinet to take over Transport.

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UN's World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize

The United Nations food agency, the World Food Program (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.


External Relations Commitee COVID-19 Solutions Team Meetings

On a weekly basis the group discusses particular topics or questions and works to find solutions that will help our community continue to deliver international development results during the global COVID 19 pandemic.


RPCDI prend note de Lancement du rapport annuel de FinDev Canada

Le RPCDI a été invité à assister au lancement du rapport annuel de FinDev Canada le 7 juillet. Le rapport sur la discussion préparé par le Comité des relations extérieures pourrait intéresser les professionnels du développement. En particulier, nous attirons votre attention sur le fait que FinDev prévoit de lancer un volet d'assistance technique (AT) pour renforcer les capacités de leurs clients, ce qui peut présenter des opportunités pour les membres. Le RPCDI suivra les développements et fera rapport aux membres à ce sujet.


CAIDP External Relations Committee Notes on Launch of FinDev Canada's Annual Report

CAIDP was invited to attend the launch of FinDev Canada’s Annual Report on July 7. The report on the discussion prepared by the External Relations Committee may be of interest to development professionals. In particular we draw your attention to the fact that FinDev is planning to launch a Technical Assistance (TA) facility to build the capacity of their clients which may present opportunities for members. CAIDP will be following developments and reporting back to members on this.


Keeping the doors of learning open during covid19

The Commonwealth of Learning based in Burnaby BC is a world leader in open education resources and open and distance learning.During this crisis they have posted information and resources on their website to help. Find more information here:


UN-World Bank Group Joint Statement on Signing of a Strategic Partnership Framework for the 2030 Agenda

The United Nations and the World Bank Group signed a Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), which consolidates their joint commitment to cooperate in helping countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Canada Announces National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security

On November 1st Minister Freeland, supported by the Ministers for Justice, Defence, International Development, Immigration, Status of Women and Public Safety introduced Canada's National Action Plan 2017-2022 for implementing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) address women’s challenges in conflict situations and women’s potential to influence global peace and security.


WATCH: World Bank annual meetings flagship event on Maximizing Finance for Development

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require countries to maximize their development resources, drawing not only on public sector resources, but also private financing and sustainable private sector solutions.



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