Global Community Centre News
Publisher: Kitchener-Waterloo Overseas Aid Program, Kitchener, Canada
Periodical profile published 1976
Year Published: 1976
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX178
Issues in developing countries as well as events, news, and resources in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
Abstract: This publication is dependent on the continuation of the Kitchener-Waterloo Overseas Aid program, which sponsors the Development Education project. The August-Sept. 1976 issue covers the Nestle June 24 trial in Switzerland. It also reports the recent figures from UNCTAD officials in Geneva to the effect that over the period 1961-74, net flow of resources from Canada to developing countries (LDC's) amounted about $4 billion (US) compared with nearly $12 billion (US) contributed by the LDC's to Canada via the brain drain, i.e., a ratio of 1:3. This information, the article points out, provides a solid rationale for developing education and action in Canada in favour of the New International Economic Order. The third article deals with the launching on July 1 of Phase I of "Project Plowshares." It will centre on study and research: (i) "to examine the effects of the arms race on development and disarmament policies and practices in Canada and other countries", (ii) "to explore the links between development and disarmament", and (iii) "to propose alternatives to existing policies with the aim of diverting resources from the arms race to development." Project director is Ernie Regehr. The remaining seven pages of the Newsletter list resources, new items and coming events in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.