Development Research Centre (IDRC),
Peacebuilding and Reconstruction
The IDRC is a public corporation
created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing
countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term
solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems
they face. The IDRC is supporting the symposium on The Media
and the Rwanda Genocide through its Peacebuilding and Reconstruction
Program Initiative, which promotes research, policy development,
and capacity building in the South to support and explore
the many complex links between peace, conflict, violence,
of Foreign Affairs
Canada's Foreign Affairs department
is supporting the symposium through the Global Issues Bureau,
which continues to promote the work of the independent International
Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, established
by the Government of Canada in September 2000. The Commission's
report, entitled "The Responsibility to Protect"
was the culmination of twelve months of intensive research,
world-wide consultations and deliberation. The report posits
a collective responsibility to protect, the idea that sovereignty
is not absolute but carries with it an obligation to protect
people from the worst threats to their physical security.
When the state is unable or unwilling to do so, the report
argues that the responsibility to protect must be borne by
the broader community of nations.
International Development Agency (CIDA)
The symposium has been undertaken with
the financial support of the Government of Canada provided
through the Canadian International Development Agency, through
CIDA’s Conference Secretariat, a which supports international
and regional conferences whose theme is of interest to CIDA.
The secretariat lends support that reflect one of CIDA's six
key priorities: basic human needs; women in development; infrastructure
services; human rights, democracy, good governance; the environment;
and private sector development.