Sustainable Development Goals
Political representatives have given us an ambitious agenda for the next 15 years, but it's up to us all to respond.
An SDG strategy for Canada, configured with nationally-relevant, disaggregated indicators, will capture a fuller picture of pertinent domestic issues.
Is Canada pulling its weight? That question will be on the minds of the Canadian Delegation to the United Nations (UN) led
Around the world, girls face situations where barriers prevent them from accessing knowledge or control of their bodies.
I believe we all have an ethical responsibility to operate within our chosen profession and a moral responsibility to do what we can to make the world a better place for everyone. No matter where you work and no matter your chosen field, it is important we avoid falling into the pits of complacency.
No poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being. Worthy causes, but unattainable aspirations at first glance. What is the meaning of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if, as critics attest, their attainment is "virtually impossible?"
British Columbia is larger than many countries and our provincial government is in charge of key portfolios; education, natural resources, health, justice, agriculture, and municipalities, all of which have a huge impact beyond our provincial borders.
Global examples demonstrate there is no single solution. We are left with two fundamental questions: Is it possible to measure success in promoting inclusive growth? And will that convince policymakers and citizens alike that inclusive growth is worth the investment?
We are all learning to find our voices and we are all advocates for a cause, whether or not we realize it. So take up space, and raise your voice. If you don't know what to say, then sing, dance, or build something. Find a way to tell your story.
As a Youth Advisory Council, our purpose is to provide Plan International Canada with guidance and insights that enable the organization to represent and mobilize a national network of youth, so it can live up to its commitment to improving the lives of children and youth around the world.