A unique Canadian tradition since 1991, International Development Week (IDW) is held annually during the first full week of February. This year #IDW2023 will take place from February 5 to 11. IDW aims to inform, inspire, and involve Canadians in Canada’s international development efforts. It is also an opportunity to celebrate Canadian contributions to eradicating poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive more prosperous world.
The unifying theme of Go for the goals represents a call to action for Canadians to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Canada’s international development efforts have changed millions of lives for the better. In the past three years, this work has surmounted unprecedented challenges because of the pandemic. However, as COVID-19 threatens a decade of global progress in building a peaceful, just, inclusive, clean, resilient and prosperous world for everyone, it has also demonstrated how connected we really are. That is why the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda are more important than ever.