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Rwanda Collaboration



International 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, and development.

Department 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.

Canadian 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.




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