Canada should take effective action to demonstrate that its commitments aren't just empty rhetoric.
Development Unplugged provides a platform for cutting-edge thinking and debate on global issues and international development. Curated by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), this blog serves as a virtual space where practitioners, researchers, and academics can share commentary and reflections on the challenges of our time.
The Myanmar leader has been at best silent in the face of genocide, and at worst, complicit.
10/03/2018 12:13 EDT
This is a critical moment where we can both celebrate the progress we've made so far, while highlighting the gaps that remain.
09/24/2018 11:42 EDT
As our community has realized new rights in Canada, it's often made it even trickier to go back into the closet when we move to countries.
06/20/2018 09:26 EDT
Every year we reflect on the top newsmakers, but what about those lost from the headlines? International humanitarian agency CARE recently released a study looking at the top 10 under-reported crises...
02/12/2018 10:47 EST
When looking to partner with Indigenous communities in Canada, it is imperative to recognize the immense knowledge that exist at the community level.
02/05/2018 11:42 EST
As Canadians implement — or abandon — their New Year's resolutions, it's also an appropriate time to reflect upon how the Canadian government is acting on the pledges it has made. As case...
02/02/2018 10:32 EST
By Juan Carlos Rivillas, Raul Devia-Rodriguez, Gloria Song and Andréanne Martel Generally speaking, equity in access to essential sexual, reproductive, and maternal health care services for Col...
01/23/2018 10:04 EST
Take a look beyond the cliche.
01/10/2018 11:11 EST
Have you ever heard of NCDs? If you haven't, you aren't alone: non-communicable diseases or NCDs are a crucial health issue, but not the best known. Worse, NCDs have a serious public relations issue:...
12/12/2017 13:30 EST
Written by Sarah Pentlow This has been a year where the feminist movement has had its profile raised significantly — the Women's March in Washington D.C., Canada's launch of a new Feminist Inter...
12/06/2017 09:57 EST
Nations should understand who is dying, when their people are dying, where they're dying, and from what disease, injury or condition.
11/30/2017 16:05 EST
Inequalities in wealth and power continue to worsen, while the past few decades have made only a modicum of improvement in the lives of the world's poorest.
11/23/2017 12:22 EST
Unlike a natural disaster, it is a preventable and utterly curable disease.
11/23/2017 11:08 EST
Written by Sunisha Neupane Article originally published on September 21, 2017 at Think Tank Initiative Bringing the perspectives of citizens, including the most marginalized, into health policy proces...
11/07/2017 16:34 EST
By Shakira Choonara, Regional advocacy officer, Southern African AIDS Trust (Johannesburg, South Africa) Despite having seen firsthand the struggles faced by a person with a visual impairment, it was...
10/31/2017 13:38 EDT
Written by Gavin Charles Democracy is much more than a ballot box – it is the rule of a just law, the inclusion and protection of minority rights, and the enabling of a vibrant and free civil so...
10/27/2017 14:31 EDT
Written by Erica Di Ruggiero and Yv Bonnier Viger We often hear that we live in a global village that is interconnected and interdependent. Despite this seemingly inclusive rhetoric, many people are s...
10/24/2017 15:01 EDT
By Livia Bizikova and Cory Searcy Two years ago, the United Nations adopted its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda was a commitment to pursue an ambitious set of...
09/20/2017 11:50 EDT
By Emily McGiffin In a new era of global cooperation and sustainable development goals, the effectiveness of Canada's participation rests more than ever before on the ability of various sectors to wor...
09/08/2017 16:05 EDT
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