Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize our government's unwavering support of children in the developing world. Child protection is an integral part of our government's foreign and development policies.
The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has commenced a study on a motion that I introduced to study the many challenges facing youth in developing countries and how best to protect them.
The first witnesses to appear before the committee recognized Canada's leadership role in this regard and commended our government for establishing the child protection unit.
Later this month, our government will continue to seek ways to protect children and youth by holding a summit on maternal, newborn, and child health. The theme, “Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm's Reach”, will provide the opportunity to galvanize consensus on where to focus efforts to maximize results for those in need.
All Canadians can be proud of our government's record in this important area.