Canada’s Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Voluntary National Review
Recently, the Government of Canada released their Voluntary National Review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
From the report: “Canada’s Voluntary National Review underscores the Government of Canada’s commitment to implement all 17 SDGs and the principles that underpin the 2030 Agenda, including “leaving no one behind.” As Canada’s first review, this report takes stock of national actions, achievements and challenges, and identifies next steps in implementing the 2030 Agenda. Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda is a work in progress. While Canada has attained an overall high standard of social and economic development, three million Canadians still struggle to satisfy their basic needs. Indigenous peoples, women, youth, the elderly, the LGBTQ2 community, newcomers to Canada and persons with disabilities are more likely to face poverty, discrimination and social exclusion.
Canada is responding to these challenges through concrete actions to reduce poverty, advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, narrow the socioeconomic gaps that exist between different groups, foster inclusion and celebrate diversity, and improve equality of opportunity for all.”
To see the full report, please click here.