The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable international efforts that help people who live in poverty in the developing world. Guided by its Aid Effectiveness Agenda, Canada is making its international assistance efficient, focused and accountable.
- Increasing food security
- Securing the future of children and youth
- Stimulating sustainable economic growth
In addition to these priority themes, Canada leads global commitments such as improving maternal, newborn and child health, a G-8 Muskoka Initiative to mobilize global action. This initiative supports efforts to reduce the number of preventable deaths and improve the health of the world’s most vulnerable mothers and children.
Canada also integrates three crosscutting themes in all of its programs and policies:
- Supporting environmental sustainability
- Promoting equality between women and men
- Strengthening governance institutions and practices
Canada reports on its programs and projects and shares the results widely.
These efforts demonstrate Canada’s role in the international commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to meet the needs of the world’s poorest people.
Canada also provides appropriate, timely and effective humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflicts and natural disasters. Canada’s response saves lives, alleviates suffering and maintains human dignity.
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