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
Promoting Sustainable Development

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
Upholding Human Rights

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
Creating an Equitable Global Economic Order

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
Achieving Gender Equity

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
Improving the Lives of Children

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
Building Peace

7. Promoting Global Food Security

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

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
Promoting Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility

9. Reinvesting in Canada’s Foreign Aid Program

Reverse the decline in Canadian foreign aid
Reinvesting in Canada’s Foreign Aid Program

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
Creating New Opportunities for Citizen Participation

Get Connected

A way for you to contribute to the broad goal of eliminating poverty is to act on one or more of the issues outlined in the 10-Point Agenda that may be of particular interest to you. Listed below are the organizations who have joined together under the in common banner. They are grouped according to the specific agenda issues that are the primary focus of their work. Contact anyone of them to get more information and to find out how you can become involved.

Get Connected – PDF

Getting Started – A Member’s Guide

The starting point of the in common campaign is the public mobilization of the more than 100 members of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and kindred groups. The campaign will support your ongoing work by making connections among your many education and policy activities, helping politicains and public situate them as part of a common agenda to end poverty.

Getting Started – A Member’s Guide – PDF

In Common Community Development Program

In a world of limitless information and options, we all have more things to do and more places to direct our resources than ever before. In the clutter of communications and choices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to reach, interest, and keep the attention of others.

The Canadian Centre for International Cooperation can capitalize on marketing know-how and technology to create a community of people with the common interest of eradicating global poverty by providing them with information, opportunities, and additional incentives to support commercial and not-for-profit organizations who are contributing to this agenda.

In Common Community Development Program