What are Sustainable Development Goals?

In 2015, under the guidance of the United Nations, the world adopted a set of goals to target many of world’s most pressing issues. Referred to as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these 17 goals and their targets seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. SDGs will be achieved by promoting inclusive, equitable, safe, and sustainable societies. The goals confront issues, identify root problems, and set objectives to leave no one behind as we transform communities and nations into places where everyone can live and prosper.

SDGs are integrated into the performance measurement framework used by many Local Immigration Partnerships in Canada. Each population indicator graph shown on the reporting dashboard of this site is linked to one or more SDGs and targets. This puts at the leading edge of how community indicator systems are tracking progress by connecting locally relevant indicators to global priorities.

To learn more about SDGs, see Sustainable Development Goals

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