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World vision says Trudeau ignoring millions of children are dying from illness and starvation

Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada/Website photos

 

 

his year's G7 summit has ended without substantial commitments to help the world's most vulnerable, according to humanitarian and development organization World Vision Canada. Instead of meaningfully addressing the world's most pressing problems, more attention was paid to handshakes. Unless Canada steps up in 2018, the days of the G7 as a forum for real visionary change may well be numbered.

"This year's G7 was a disappointment this new group of leaders failed to provide meaningful solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The world needs more Canada. At last year's G7, Prime Minister Trudeau was the newcomer, this year he was the third most senior leader, next year he will host leaders in Charlevoix. He will have a unique opportunity to turn sunny ways into meaningful action for the world's most vulnerable," says Martin Fischer, Director of Policy, World Vision Canada.

"This year's G7 was a disappointment this new group of leaders failed to provide meaningful solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The world needs more Canada. At last year's G7, Prime Minister Trudeau was the newcomer, this year he was the third most senior leader, next year he will host leaders in Charlevoix. He will have a unique opportunity to turn sunny ways into meaningful action for the world's most vulnerable," adds Fischer.

G7 Fails:

No real commitment to address the needs of 20 million people on the brink of starvation in 4 countries

No tangible solutions for at least 3.7 million Syrian children who have known nothing but war

No fresh climate change policy to address the disproportionate suffering in developing countries

No remedy for 5 million children dying before their 5th birthday from preventable, treatable diseases

No action to protect millions of child labourers making products governments & consumers buy each day

"Prime Minister Trudeau keeps saying the right things. As the world looks to Canada's G7 Presidency in 2018, it's time to create a game-changing legacy on the global stage. Canada has an opportunity to rally global leaders around to champion the rights of children, gender equality, inclusion and non-discrimination," said Martin Fischer, Director of Policy, World Vision Canada. "It's time Canada's feminist prime minister rallies his peers to realize the rights and drive lasting change for the most excluded women and girls, especially in the world's toughest places."

For more information about World Vision please visit here.

 


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