National Centre for the Sustainable Development Goals Launches

With 10 years left to meet the UN goals on sustainable development, the centre will help accelerate Canada’s progress.

Why It Matters

No single sector can address the SDGs alone. The centre, the first of its kind in Canada, brings actors together working towards SDGs including gender equality, reducing inequality, sustainable cities, and climate action. The only way to achieve the targets is in collaboration and by starting to align our efforts.

Canada’s National Centre for the Sustainable Development Goals launched in Ottawa recently. The centre is the first of its kind in Canada, which acts as a coworking, meeting, and learning space with a focus on supporting and amplifying organizations who are addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs were adopted by all UN member states in 2015 as a call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all. The 17 goals cover areas including quality education, climate change, and reduced inequalities, and include targets ranging from ending hunger and malnutrition to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, all by a 2030 target.

Despite Canada’s high standard of development, three million Canadians struggle to satisfy their basic needs,

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