CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

November 18, 2011 17:00 ET

Universal Children's Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2011) - Children are capable of great things when they grow up in the right conditions—with enough food and water for a healthy start to life, with equal opportunities to learn, and with freedom from the threats of violence and exploitation that no boy or girl should ever have to face. Children are our future.

To survive and thrive, children need guidance. They need an education. They need the chance to develop their abilities in order to take full advantage of their potential. They need to be healthy and they need safety and security.

Through the Canadian International Development Agency's Children and Youth Strategy, Canada's child-focused programming concentrates on the areas that achieve the greatest results—education, health, child protection, and human rights.

By doing so, Canada supports efforts to advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, particularly those that include improving access to primary education, reducing child mortality, and improving health systems.

Most importantly, our efforts help the world's children and youth grow into healthy, educated and productive adults, paving the way for a brighter future for all of us.

Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    Justin Broekema
    Press Secretary
    819-953-6238

    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    819-953-6534
    media@acdi-cida.gc.ca