Amadeo-Canada - Committee: Economic and Social Council...

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Committee: Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Delegation: Canada Topic: The role of globalization in helping people out of poverty in a sustainable manner. Delegate: Amadeo Pellicce Globalization has helped reduce poverty in a large number of developing countries but it must be implemented in different ways to better to help the world’s poorest, most marginalized countries improve the lives of their citizens. Canada has taken significant steps to reduce global poverty, in terms of increasing both the volume and the effectiveness of its aid. Globalization is the basis of Canada’s strategy to reduce poverty in developing countries, especially in rural areas. Canada spent $1.8 billion in support of private sector development between 2000 and 2005 in developing countries. Canada’s priority is to improve the quality of, access to, and equality in basic education in its partner countries. Between 2000 and 2005, Canada doubled its spending in basic education, for a total of $858 million. By the end of 2008, Canada devoted more than $150 million annually to
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