The Ten Point Agenda

1. Promoting Sustainable Development

Promote and accelerate the implementation of commitments for sustainable development made at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit

Why
2. Upholding Human Rights

Make human rights central to the practice of Canadian foreign policy, and in particular seek Canadian and multilateral trade and investment practices that protect internationally agreed labour rights

Why
3. Creating an Equitable Global Economic Order

Build a more equitable global economic order by pursuing trade and investment agreements and regulation of financial flows that contribute to reduced social inequities

Why
4. Achieving Gender Equity

Ensure NGOs and government fulfill gender equity commitments with particular emphasis on promoting women’s human rights, addressing the feminization of poverty, improving women’s participation in decision-making, ensuring women’s health, and eradicating violence against women

Why
5. Improving the Lives of Children

Fulfill Canada’s obligations to improve the lives of children with progress towards targets for reducing malnutrition, preventable diseases and illiteracy

Why
6. Building Peace


Make the world safer for all by collaborating with all sectors of society to foster locally-rooted peace building efforts for war-torn and war-threatened societies

Why
7. Promoting Global Food Security

Promote sustainable food security as a basic human right in Canadian agricultural and international development policy

Why
8. Promoting Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility

Promote corporate social and environmental responsibility and accountability, while seeking a more socially and ecologically balanced way of life among Canadians

Why
9. Reinvesting in Canada’s Foreign Aid Program

Reverse the decline in Canadian foreign aid

Why
10. Creating New Opportunities for Citizen Participation

Create new opportunities for citizen participation and engagement in national and multilateral policy-making, reflecting roles and responsibilities for civil societies and political representatives alike, promoting more equitable, transparent, and accountable institutions

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