CIC Examines Global Poverty Reduction



    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - The Canadian International Council (CIC) and
the Osgoode Hall Law School International Legal Partnership (ILP) co-host the
presentation of the final report of the U.N. Commission on Legal Empowerment
of the Poor on September 17 at 6:00pm at the University of Toronto Faculty
Club.
    The UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor was co-chaired by
former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Dr. Hernando de Soto,
Development Economist and President of the Institute for Liberty and
Democracy. The Commission's Executive Director - Dr. Naresh Singh - will
present the report's findings at the event, promoting a model for development
that focuses on improving the internal dynamics of countries to serve as a
complement to existing international aid efforts.
    For more information on the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the
Poor and its final report please visit: www.undp.org/legalempowerment
    The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen
Canada's role in international affairs. For information on the CIC please
visit: www.canadianinternationalcouncil.org.
    The ILP's mission is to provide global policy, legal regulatory and
research assistance in developing countries (DCs). For information on the ILP
please visit http://osgoode.yorku.ca/ilp

    
    EVENT:
    The Legal Empowerment Model for Global Poverty Reduction

    LOCATION:
    University of Toronto Faculty Club
    41 Willcocks Street (2 blocks north of College at Spadina)
    Toronto, Ontario

    DATE AND TIME:
    Wednesday, September 17
    6:00-8:00pm

    SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE:
    (INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY)

    Dr. Naresh Singh,
    Former Executive Director, UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Carole Piovesan
    President, Osgoode Hall Law School International Legal Partnership (ILP)
    cell: 416-906-6230
    email: cpiove@hotmail.com
    

    The Canadian International Council (CIC) is a non-partisan, nationwide
council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. With
13 branches nationwide, part of the CIIA national branch network, CIC seeks to
advance research, discussion and debate on international issues by supporting
a Canadian foreign policy network that crosses academic disciplines, policy
areas, and economic sectors. The CIC will feature a privately funded
fellowship program, supported by a network of issue-specific working groups.
Carefully selected CIC fellows will focus on important foreign policy issues,
working out of universities and research institutions across the country.





For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Carole Piovesan, President,
Osgoode Hall Law School International Legal Partnership (ILP), cell: (416)
906-6230, email: cpiove@hotmail.com

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