Harper plans to put women and children first at G8

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The Orillia Packet & Times

Thursday, January 28, 2010    

Harper plans to put women and children first at G8

Posted 17 hours ago

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will outline plans to put women and children first during his presidency of the G8, when he gives the keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Thursday.

Harper took over the presidency of the G8 Jan. 1, and will be hosting summits for both the G8 and the G20 this June in Muskoka and Toronto, respectively.

"As president of the G8 in 2010, Canada will champion a major initiative to improve the health of women and children in the world's poorest regions," Harper said in a statement.

"Members of the G8 can make a tangible difference in maternal and child health and Canada will be making this the top priority in June."

Harper said it was "unacceptable" that the world will miss the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty-related deaths, especially for pregnant women and young children.

Harper will set the tone for his G8 presidency in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where 2,500 delegates from around the world will attend to discuss the global economy.
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