CANADA is leader in global food security initiatives, celebrate!

  ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships. "Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food is a priority of Canada's international assistance to developing countries," said … [Read more...]

Indigenous Women and Girls combating Violence

Indigenous Women and Girls combating Violence Throughout the world, indigenous women and girls experience diverse forms of violence due to their marginalization within their own communities, and in society at large. While causing harm on a personal level, this also deters their ability to engage fully in community and societal developments. This is the focus of a report presented at the Eleventh Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, in New York from 7 May to 18 May. The … [Read more...]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas CONVENTION 2011

Background PBD India: One of the initiatives created by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and India’s Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is to strengthen connections between India and its 25 million Diaspora. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, when translated from Hindi, the main official language of India, the phrase PBD means The Day for Overseas Indians. PBD is held every year (January 7-9) in India. Some of the major outcomes of PBD conventions relate to: 1.Formulation of the Overseas … [Read more...]

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