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Waterloo, ON, January 31, 2020 - In 2015, UN Member States set 17 goals to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 15-year plan is a, “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.”

These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that all countries – developed and developing – need to work together to act on strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and invest in economic growth.


MEDA is proud to partner with the Canadian government to achieve the SDGs around the world. In countries like Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Jordan, MEDA is working to eradicate poverty by creating sustainable solutions through business, entrepreneurship and investment.

From February 2 to 8, the Canadian government is hosting their 30th International Development Week which raises awareness about Canada’s international development priorities and goals.

This year’s theme is “Go for the Goals”. Referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this theme illustrates the idea of moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world.

While this Agenda involves ambitious goals, we can achieve them if we #GoForTheGoals together.

With only a decade until 2030, this week is an ideal moment to highlight the achievements and the efforts Canadians have made toward reaching the SDGs.

MEDA is excited to partner with the Canadian government through our work to create business solutions to poverty.