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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14-15

Chair: The Honourable MOBINA S. B. JAFFER

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Issue No. 16

Eighth and ninth meetings:

Examine and report on how the mandates and practices of the UNHCR and UNICEF have evolved to meet the needs of displaced children in modern conflict situations, with particular attention to the current crisis in Syria


Thursday, April 23, 2015

As individuals:

Maggie Black, UNICEF Historian (by video conference);

Martin Barber, Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh and Former Director, United Nations Mine Action Service (by video conference).

Islamic Relief Canada:

Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

UNICEF Headquarters:

Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programmes (by video conference).

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:

Mark Gwozdecky, Director General, Middle East and Maghreb;

Leslie E. Norton, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

Furio De Angelis, Representative in Canada.


The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Chair

The Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Eaton, Eggleton, P.C., Hubley, Nancy Ruth, Ngo, Tannas

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (February 23, 2015).