Report published on the creation of a Québec international solidarity agency
“The report will be the compass we need to plot the next steps and guide our activities in the Agency creation process," stressed Minister Lisée.
Minister Jean-François Lisée and Michèle Asselin, Vice President of the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), published the report by the MRIFCE-AQOCI Working Group today on the creation of a Québec international solidarity agency (AQSI).
“A Québec international solidarity agency would make it possible to maintain the wealth and specificity of the experience that has been acquired over more than four decades in this area and ensure that action is ongoing with partner organizations and populations in the South,” added Michèle Asselin, Vice President of the AQOCI.
The report follows up on the activities of the working group, which was created in February 2013 to study the relevance and conditions for setting up an international solidarity agency in Québec.
Around sixty stakeholders and experts in international solidarity or related fields were consulted. A public consultation was carried out on line from September to November 2013.
International solidarity has been one of the Québec government’s priority areas for action abroad since the MRIFCE was created.
MRIFCE-AQOCI Working group report on the creation of a Québec international solidarity agency (in French)
Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) (in French)