Monitoring Canada’s Progress to Achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Ottawa, May 16, 2018

The Government of Canada is committed to helping make the world a better place, now and in the future. The government is launching a new statistics hub, hosted by Statistics Canada, to support its commitment to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a United Nations initiative that brings countries together to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

The new Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub—SDG Data Hub—is a one-stop online resource with valuable statistics and metrics to track Canada’s progress in achieving the 17 goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. The SDG Data Hub will be an evergreen resource updated as new data and statistics become available, and will evolve as global indicators are further developed.

The SDG Data Hub is the result of a collaborative effort among several federal government departments to provide accurate and reliable statistics from many sources, including federal departments and agencies, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Data on a wide range of topics will be accessible through the hub, including statistics on the economy and gender equality, official development assistance, income, health, agriculture, and education. Canada’s statistics for the global indicators related to the life on land, water and air will also be available.

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“Statistics Canada is proud to lend its expertise in data management to deliver timely, reliable and accurate information and statistics to monitor Canada’s progress towards achieving the goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada

“Our Government is committed to evidence-based decision making. Equally, we’re committed to doing our part when it comes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tracking Canada’s progress in achieving the Goals is essential as we stay on track and fulfill our commitments to all citizens of the world.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Statistics Canada


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