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The seventh annual International Forum will be held in Ottawa, from January 19 to 20, 2018.

The International Forum is an exciting annual gathering where the best ideas and practices for global development are shared. The Forum brings together government delegates, northern international cooperation organizations, southern civil society actors, and representatives from the private sector, as well as youth, researchers and international development specialists.

Participants will gain a valuable opportunity to engage with a diverse set of experts on some of today’s pressing global issues and promising solutions. By generating fresh new perspectives and exploring innovative ideas, participants enhance their contribution and renew their commitment to a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Event Organizers

WUSC improves education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth. We work with a diverse network of students, volunteers, institutions, governments, and businesses. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions to overcome inequality and exclusion.
CECI is a Canadian non-governmental organization involved in development, international cooperation and humanitarian assistance that, for more than 50 years, has been fighting poverty and exclusion among the most marginalized communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
The International Forum is supported by Uniterra – a WUSC and CECI program – in our efforts to increase awareness of global development among the Canadian public. Uniterra is a leading international volunteer cooperation program. Each year, 500 volunteers contribute their time and experience to positive and lasting change towards a more equitable world by dedicating a few weeks to two years of their lives to international volunteer work. The program also provides opportunities to get involved in Canada and play an active role in combatting poverty. The Uniterra program has a financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada.

Event Location

For the first time, the International Forum will be hosted at the Westin Hotel in downtown Ottawa. Offering a picture-perfect location on the famous Rideau Canal and featuring stunning views of Parliament Hill, the Westin Ottawa will provide an excellent backdrop to the 2018 Forum!

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1N 9H4

613-560-7000
1-888-627-8528
thewestinottawa.com

Accommodations

More information on booking your accommodations at the Westin Hotel coming soon.