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24 Feb 2014

Report published on the creation of a Québec international solidarity agency

“The report will be the compass we need to plot the next steps and guide our activities in the Agency creation process," stressed Minister Lisée.

Minister Jean-François Lisée and Michèle Asselin, Vice President of the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), published the report by the MRIFCE-AQOCI Working Group today on the creation of a Québec international solidarity agency (AQSI).

“This report is an outstanding achievement that was made possible by joint efforts and truly reflects the opinion of civil society as a whole, as well as the actors that have been involved in international solidarity in Québec for over 50 years. These efforts have provided the government and its partners with a tool that they can use to develop a common vision and step up their activities in this area,” stated the Minister.

“A Québec international solidarity agency would make it possible to maintain the wealth and specificity of the experience that has been acquired over more than four decades in this area and ensure that action is ongoing with partner organizations and populations in the South,” added Michèle Asselin, Vice President of the AQOCI.

The report follows up on the activities of the working group, which was created in February 2013 to study the relevance and conditions for setting up an international solidarity agency in Québec.

Around sixty stakeholders and experts in international solidarity or related fields were consulted. A public consultation was carried out on line from September to November 2013.

International solidarity has been one of the Québec government’s priority areas for action abroad since the MRIFCE was created.

MRIFCE-AQOCI Working group report on the creation of a Québec international solidarity agency (in French)
International solidarity
Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) (in French)


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