News Release: CCIC welcomes Development Minister Paradis’ commitment to protect and promote an enabling environment for civil society
April 19, 2014
Mexico City, April 18, 2014. The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) today welcomed a statement released by the Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Christian Paradis, following Canada’s participation at the first High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Mexico City.
“We are encouraged by this statement which both underscores the importance of civil society in reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable development and commits to protecting and promoting a series of rights which are essential for civil society to realize its diverse roles,” noted Julia Sánchez, President-CEO of CCIC. “Canada’s renewed commitment to this crucial aspect of the development effectiveness agenda is very welcome.”