Tweet to Trudeau to Keep Peace on the Agenda

Canada will be hosting world leaders at the G7 summit in Quebec on June 8 and 9. From atrocities against the Rohingya, to the effects of genocide against women, and the underlying causes of armed conflict, Canada has the opportunity to put some of the world’s most pressing issues before some of the world’s most powerful leaders.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s role as summit meeting chair gives Canadians a unique opportunity to be heard, and have a say on the G7’s agenda this year. You can act right now and tell PM Trudeau to put women, peace, and the root causes behind armed violence on the agenda before world leaders.

Click on the links below to send a tweet to PM Trudeau, asking him and other G7 leaders to do their part to build a more peaceful and secure world – one of the summit’s key themes. The tweets link to a G7 policy paper by U.S.-based Mercy Corps.

Trade disputes between G7 leaders risk overshadowing issues critical to world peace, but you can do your part to keep peace on the G7 agenda.

Increasing Investments in Peacebuilding

 

.@JustinTrudeau Violence costs the global economy $14.3 trillion a year. The 2018 @g7 commitments should include increased investments in #PeaceandSecurity to build a more prosperous world. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau Only ~1.4% of all ODA is spent on peacebuilding, women’s equality orgs, ending violence against women & girls & preventing child soldiers. @g7 increasing these investments is vital to creating a peaceful world. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #myfeministG7 #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau Women play key roles in preventing, resolving & recovering from conflict. 2018 @g7 should increase investments to the Women, Peace & Security agenda to build a more peaceful & secure world. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #myfeministG7 #G7

 

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Want to build a more peaceful world, @g7 & @JustinTrudeau? Increase funding for local women’s & youth groups to generate meaningful participation in decision-making process for conflict prevention & resolution. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #myfeministG7 #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau Cooperation among @g7 is key to achieving #PeaceandSecurity goals. 2018 G7 should launch a joint effort in 5 countries to resolve conflict, elevate peacebuilding & implement the Women Peace & Security Agenda. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7 #myfeministG7

 

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International Humanitarian Law

 

.@JustinTrudeau Civilian deaths from explosive weapons increased by 42% in the first 11 months of 2017 compared to 2016. @g7 must commit to restoring respect for civilians in armed conflict to improve #PeaceandSecurity. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau Prioritizing int’l humanitarian law is critical to mitigating violence against civilians. @g7 should commit to transparent reporting on civilian harm from military ops & steps to ensure security assistance to partners prioritizes IHL https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau A growing number of children live in conflict-affected states. It is imperative to ensure they are protected. All @g7 should endorse the Safer School Declaration & Vancouver Principles to prevent human & child rights violations. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau Recent cuts to @UNPeacekeeping have disproportionately affected critical gender functions for peacekeeping missions. @g7 must ensure gender perspectives continue to be prioritized in peacekeeping operations. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #myfeministG7 #G7 Tweet This

Misc

 

.@JustinTrudeau Over the past 60 yrs, 40% of civil wars have been related to competition over natural resources. @g7 should commit to coordinated effort to address #ClimateChange & improve #PeaceandSecurity. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau In 2017, the number of hungry people increased for the first time in years, largely a result of conflict. Increased investment from @g7 in food security & resilient livelihoods will strengthen #PeaceandSecurity efforts. https://bit.ly/2vjcFamm #G7

 

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.@JustinTrudeau To improve #PeaceandSecurity @g7 must commit to prevent violent conflict & protect civilians affected by violence. https://bit.ly/2vjcFam #G7

 

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