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Canada's Contribution in International Aid

Petition published by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2007
Closed on Apr 24, 2008
Target: Government of Canada
Region: GLOBAL
Result:
The petition has been put to a 'pause' for a while. Thanks to the signatories and to gopetition.com.

Petition Background (Preamble):

The United Nations estimates that when all 22 countries that signed the agreement meet the 0.7% goal, the resulting $195 billion each year will be enough to effectively end hunger and extreme poverty in the world. Let us see where all the countries stand in their contribution:

2006 International Aid Donated
COUNTRY Aid as % of income
How close to the 0.7% goal

Sweden 1.03 Already reached goal

Luxembourg 0.89 Already reached goal

Norway 0.89 Already reached goal

Netherlands 0.81 Already reached goal

Denmark 0.80 Already reached goal

Ireland 0.53 Scheduled for 2012

United Kingdom 0.52 Scheduled for 2013

Belgium 0.50 Scheduled for 2010

Austria 0.48 Scheduled for 2015

France 0.47 Scheduled for 2012

Switzerland 0.39 No schedule yet

Finland 0.39 Scheduled for 2010

Germany 0.36 Scheduled for 2014

Spain 0.32 Scheduled for 2012

Canada 0.30 No schedule yet

Australia 0.30 No schedule yet

New Zealand 0.27 No schedule yet

Japan 0.25 No schedule yet

Portugal 0.21 Scheduled for 2015

Italy 0.20 Scheduled for 2015

United States 0.17 No schedule yet

Greece 0.16 Scheduled for 2015
Source: OECD, www.poverty.com

The following petition has been extracted from http://www.poverty.com/letters/canada.html. Some additions have been made.

Petition:

We respectfully ask the Canadian government to help stop the tens of thousands of preventable deaths that occur every day from hunger and poverty-related diseases.

We ask the government to reflect on the fact that the UN General Assembly in 1970 adopted the 0.7 percent target as the international standard for foreign aid contribution under the leadership of Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. We ask the Canadian government to look back at this leadership of Canada in helping eradicate world poverty.

We also seek Canadian government to honour the agreement it made and signed at the 2002 Monterrey Conference and again at the 2002 Johannesburg Summit to make concrete efforts towards giving 0.7% of its national income in aid to poor countries.

It is specially important that the aid reaches the people in need and is not absorbed by bureaucracies or overseas national consultants.

The United Nations estimates that when all 22 countries that signed the agreement meet the 0.7% goal, the resulting $195 billion each year will be enough to effectively end hunger and extreme poverty in the world.
We commend the countries that have already reached the 0.7% goal: Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. We also commend the countries that have set up a schedule to meet the 0.7% goal: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
We respectfully ask Canada, one of the six remaining countries, to honor its agreement and set up a schedule to reach the 0.7% goal.

The Canada's Contribution in International Aid petition to Government of Canada was written by Anonymous and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , , , ,

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