CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

November 08, 2006 13:28 ET

CIDA: Minister Verner to Attend Millennium Promise Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2006) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages, will deliver remarks at the inaugural Millennium Promise Conference on Thursday, November 9, in Montreal. Minister Verner will talk about the need to work with and for children to build a better world by 2015.

Promoting children's rights around the world is a priority for Canada's new government. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is strongly committed to improving the lives of children through programs in health, education, nutrition, access to water and sanitation, and family incomes.

Media representatives are invited to attend the Minister's address.



DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2006

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Palais des congres de Montreal
159 Saint-Antoine Street West
Montreal, QC


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