Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Canada and the world
In 2015, world leaders adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda, which introduced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sets out a transformative plan for people and planet. It aims to promote shared prosperity, environmental sustainability and progress on sustainable development that leaves no one behind. Realizing the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda requires a whole-of-society approach. Governments, citizens, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector all have roles to play in contributing to sustainable development outcomes.
Cooperation Canada is contributing to the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Canada and the world through research and analysis that focuses on identifying and promoting good practices that governments, civil society organizations and others can use to inform their efforts.
Consultation on Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy
On March 15, 2019, the Government of Canada launched a consultation on Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy. This strategy served as the basis for Canada’s whole-of-society approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in Canada and abroad. The consultation closed May 15, 2019. Cooperation Canada (then CCIC) encouraged its members and others to participate in the consultation, including through the Government of Canada’s online engagement platform. Cooperation Canada called on the Government of Canada to ensure the National Strategy is informed by international good practices.
Cooperation Canada’s press release on the national consultation is available here.
Good Practice in 2030 Agenda Implementation Series
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program, Cooperation Canada is partnering with the British Columbia Council for International Co-operation to produce a series of policy briefs on key issues concerning 2030 Agenda implementation, in particular multi-stakeholder engagement, capacity development, partnerships, localization, policy integration and coherence, coordination, and monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. In the coming months, Cooperation Canada will publish policy briefs on a rolling basis, and produce op-eds, podcasts, and panels that showcase good practices.
CCIC partnered with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to research how governments engage with diverse stakeholders to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda calls on governments to apply a whole-of-government and a whole-of-society approach to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. Based on a review of country reporting to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development over 2016-2019, the study identified trends and country experiences with respect to multi-stakeholder engagement. The report showcases 10 lessons to inform inclusive and participatory approaches to 2030 Agenda implementation.
In this episode of Development Unplugged, Nicolas Moyer, President and CEO of CCIC, hosts a conversation about the international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the development of Canada’s National Strategy to address them and how civil society is engaging to meet these goals
On May 15, 2019, the Government of Canada closed its two-month consultation on Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy. Along with 192 other countries, Canada committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 — a bold vision to realize progress for prosperous and inclusive societies and environmental sustainability for people and the planet.
The 2030 Agenda is ambitious. Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a whole-of-society approach across sectors. Collaborative research partnerships create pathways between practice and research that advance learning towards effective sustainable development solutions.
Global civil society review of efforts to progress national SDG implementation
“Progressing National SDGs Implementation” is the fourth in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. The report provides an independent analysis of the 47 English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2019 to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
“Progressing National SDG Implementation” is the third in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 46 English, French, Spanish and Arabic Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2018 to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
“Progressing National SDG Implementation” is the second in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 41 English, French and Spanish Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2017 to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Academic-civil society partnerships in support of the 2030 Agenda
In addition to Cooperation Canada’s policy and analysis, the Next Generation Collaboration for Development Program will identify how Canadian research is supporting the 2030 Agenda, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.
For more information on this initiative, check out the NextGen Database.