Canada should champion water, sanitation and hygiene

Canada should champion water, sanitation and hygiene

Reflections on this month's World Water Week in Sweden.

Ten committees to watch this fall

Protection of women in Canada’s immigration system, security in Asia-Pacific, international financial system integrity top committee agendas.

Ebola is Canada's responsibility in Sierra Leone

Since Canada’s failure to win a UN Security Council term, Sierra Leone has provided the main opportunity for Canada to address the global security forum.

Haitian election delays ‘of great concern to Canada’

Canada's engagement with the aid focus-country has been under review for almost two years.

Tories target diasporas in foreign-aid talk tour

MPs speak to Haitians in Montreal; Ukrainians in Saskatoon, Winnipeg; Somalis in Edmonton; Asians in Vancouver, Surrey, BC.

'Stick to the knitting': Charities face similar scrutiny in UK, Canada

‘Civil society organizations are not there just to run soup kitchens,’ argues former UK charity regulator.

Why Pakistan should stay a Canadian aid priority

Canada seeks greater equality for women and to lower the number of child and forced marriages. Yet scrapping Pakistan as a focus country is a step in the wrong direction.

Canada should do more to help Iraq

Support refugees, impose sanctions and flex diplomatic muscles on Iraq's neighbours.

We must do more to prevent wars from degenerating into barbarism

150 years ago, the first Geneva Convention enshrined the idea in international law that even during war, a certain degree of humanity must be preserved. That’s easier said than done.

Developing new medicines takes time

It takes more than a decade of research, development and testing to bring a new medication to market. With treatments and vaccines for Ebola, we are close, but still not there yet.

Foreign aid NGOs optimistic for funding fix

Aid group chief says ‘tacit agreement’ reached with feds for new methods of funding.

PEN Canada, the little charity that could—speak out

NGO's headlines across Canada is a good news story about some bad news.

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