“As co-chair of the SDG Advocates group, I look forward to rallying countries, governments, the private sector, and others, to come together to accelerate our progress and continue to raise our voices — and our ambition — on the way to 2030.”
As co-chair, the prime minister will continue to advocate for the important global issues that he regularly champions on the world stage, such as fighting climate change, protecting nature, and empowering women and girls.
The Liberal government said Trudeau’s position as co-chair is an opportunity for Canada to “reinforce its commitment” to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to achieve a pandemic recovery that will create a more prosperous and sustainable world that “leaves no one behind.”
Canada released its Moving Forward Together: Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy in February 2021, which aims to create a unified approach to accelerate progress on the SDG.
The strategy “respects the inherent rights of indigenous peoples, and mobilizes academia, the private sector, civil society, and international partners, to build a better future for everyone.
Matthew Horwood is the Parliamentary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard
Matthew Horwood is the Parliamentary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Parliamentary Bureau. He has a degree in journalism from Carleton University and has been a reporter for the Hill Times and the Ottawa Business Journal.
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