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Canada, the UK and Global Health – the report of the annual Canada-UK Colloquium, November 2013

Publication date: Mar 7, 2014 11:50:07 AM

Start: Mar 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 17, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN

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Philip Peacock and Nicolas Maclean CMG - The Canada –UK Joint Declaration of September 2011, renewed and updated in February 2014, is dedicated to establishing 'A Stronger Partnership for the 21st Century between Britain and Canada'.

One aspect of this partnership is the work of the annual Canada-UK Colloquium (CUKC) which in November 2013 addressed the topic of ‘New Realities for Global Health’. Global health refers to health issues influenced by factors that extend beyond state borders - preparedness for pandemic influenza, emerging infections, climate change, international development and a global healthcare industry with annual expenditure of US $ 6.5 trillion.

Global health interacts with all of the core functions of foreign policy: achieving national and global security, creating economic wealth, supporting developments in low-income countries and promoting human dignity though the protection of human rights and the delivery of humanitarian assistance. In this evening’s seminar, two leading members of the Canada-UK Council introduce the 2013 Colloquium report and invite comments upon it.

Philip Peacock is the Chair of the Canada-UK Council which holds its monthly meetings at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He has an LLM degree from the University of London and works as a business consultant for Radcliffes Le Brasseur in London.

Nicolas Maclean CMG is a member of the Canada-UK Council and a Senior Fellow in International Affairs at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has a long-standing interest in Japan and was a founder member of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group and Chairman of the Japan Festival Education Trust (now Japan 21 Education). He has worked in financial services for over 30 years, as Executive Director of Prudential Corporation Asia Ltd amongst other roles.

Refreshments available from 17:30, presentation starts at 18:00. Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.