CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

March 10, 2005 11:48 ET

CIDA/Media Advisory: Minister Carroll to Deliver Opening Remarks at Conference on African Youth


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FOR: CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

MARCH 10, 2005 - 11:48 ET

CIDA/Media Advisory: Minister Carroll to Deliver
Opening Remarks at Conference on African Youth

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 10, 2005) - The Honourable Aileen
Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, will deliver opening
remarks at Africa Now: Untold Stories, an upcoming conference on the
challenges facing African youth today in Ottawa on Friday, March 11,
2005.

The conference will bring together young Africans and Canadians, media
practitioners and development experts working on the continent to
provide their perspectives on some of the most difficult challenges
facing African youth today: HIV/AIDS, the environment, war-affected
youth, and childhood development in refugee camps. The conference will
also examine the role of the media in reporting on these issues.

Among the speakers are The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of
Finance, Lt. Gen. (retired) Romeo Dallaire, Fellow, Carr Center, Harvard
University, Allan Rock, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of
Canada to the United Nations, and Alexandre Trudeau, freelance
journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Chair of the Board, Canada World
Youth.

The conference is co-hosted by the Canada Fund for Africa and the School
of Journalism and Communication (Carleton University) in collaboration
with Care World Youth, the Canadian Coalition on Youth and HIV/AIDS in
Africa (CARE Canada, Foster Parents Plan, Save the Children and World
Vision), Defence for Children International-Canada, Right to Play and
War Child Canada.

Media are invited to attend and are asked to register upon arrival.
Minister Carroll will be available for interviews following her address.



DATE: Friday, March 11, 2005
TIME: 3 p.m. (approx.)
LOCATION: Bell Theatre, Minto Centre
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    Andrew Graham
    Director of Communications
    (819) 953-6238
    or
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    (819) 953-6534
    Email: info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    Internet: www.cida.gc.ca (electronic version of document)