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CODE joins "We Can Do Better 2015" Campaign

A campaign calling for greater leadership from Canada in tackling global issues in 2015 launched on February 5, as leaders of Canadian international development organizations — including CODE — came to Parliament Hill to ask for specific action on inequality, climate change and women’s rights, among other topics.

Spearheaded by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, the "We Can Do Better 2015” campaign provides a platform for having a conversation on the future. “We Can Do Better 2015” will mobilize hundreds of Canadian international development organizations, and millions of their supporters from coast to coast, to inspire Canada and Canadians to do better in 2015. 

2015 is a pivotal year when we will see:

  • The United Nations adopting the Sustainable Development Goals, the successors to the Millennium Development Goals, which expire this year
  • The 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Women’s Rights. Governments are expected to re-commit to the Platform.
  • The 21st Session of the Conference of Parties on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, where a post-2020 climate deal will be forged.
  • Canadians going to the polls in a federal election.

Using social media and #DoBetter2015, Canadians are invited to post “Express Yourselfies,” and have their say on why and how Canada can do better this year.

 

CODE is proud to join this campaign so that education can be put on the top of Canada's international development agenda.

Read more about the "We Can Do Better 2015" campaign 

CODE Executive Director Scott Walter's "Express Yourselfie"

Members of the Canadian international development sector on Parliament Hill to launch the campaign


Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
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