Canada has just under a decade to achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of the boldest development plans in human history. How does the federal government plan to do it?
Canada’s recently-released 2030 Agenda National Strategy offers a broad sketch of how to bring together civil society, regional and Indigenous partners, and the private sector to implement all 17 goals. While the federal government points to its past policies, like its use of feminist principles in foreign policy, as proof that it is already making progress, a plan for implementing the SDGs themselves has yet to be released. But civil society organizations are already working toward the SDGs.
Achieving the SDGs were a tall order before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, with no conceivable end in sight, the virus is hampering progress
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