About Canada and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

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On January 1, 2016, the world officially began implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the United Nations' transformative plan of action that addresses urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. This plan is based upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 169 targets and 244 indicators.

The Government of Canada is committed to reporting on these goals using robust data. On this portal you will find official data for the indicators and the associated metadata. Additionally, we will be releasing a publication that will highlight some of the information on each of the goals.

We invite you to click on each of the goals to see Canada's data and to stay tuned to this page for new information.

Statistics Canada and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Statistics Canada is a trusted producer of high quality, robust, impartial statistical information to support SDGs and is committed to continuing its work in building and strengthening its partnerships with government departments, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations. We have been actively engaged internationally and domestically to support the measurement of SDGs.

Statistics Canada is interested in developing partnerships with other data producers. If you have sustainable development goals-related data and are interested in partnering with Statistics Canada as part of this project, please contact statcan.sdg-odd.statcan@canada.ca.

Meeting of the UN Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicator

On March 28-31, 2017, Statistics Canada hosted participants from 34 countries at the fifth meeting of the United Nations Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) in Ottawa, Canada. Participants discuss the importance of collaborating and coordinating efforts between both statistical offices and countries, as well as the valuable work done by Statistics Canada.

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