The United Nations has stated that the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development is to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty. Its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development resolves to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and to heal and secure our planet. The UN’s sustainable goals for 2030 require that reporting is due every five (5) years and Canada must report on its progress by July 2018. See UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: Poverty eradication See Government of Canada: Canadian poverty reduction
Based on the Bench marks of UN2030, the National Council of Women of Canada decided at its AGM meeting of June 25, 2017, to bring emphasis to the positive aspects of a Common Program. This program is called “Eliminating Poverty through Life Skills Education and Women’s Empowerment.”
Below are articles contributed by Sandra Cohen-Rose, President of NCWC, about our Common Program that appeared in recent NCWC Newsletters. Other articles from NCWC Councils across the country will appear as they are submitted. At the upcoming AGM in June 2018, we will focus on the Common Program during the Education afternoon.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON THE NCWC COMMON PROGRAM – 2017-2018
Read the keynote presentation given by President Sandra Cohen-Rose at the 2018 Annual General Meeting on NCWC’s Common Program for 2017-2019 – Eliminating Poverty Through Life Skills Education and Women’s Empowerment.
ARTICLES ON THE NCWC COMMON PROGRAM – 2017-2018
- Introduction to the NCWC Common Program, “Eliminating Poverty Through Life Skills Education and Women’s Empowerment
- Life Skills Education Enhances the Quality of Life and Could Increase Life Expectancy