Doing different things and doing things differently? Approaching the second half of the SDGs

13th edition | February 8, 9 & 10, 2024

We are already halfway through the 15 year target to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although there has been major progress on some SDGs, many have regressed. The global landscape also looks quite different from eight years ago, due to increasing climate crises, conflict, and the ongoing pandemic recovery.

We are now at the midpoint of the timeline to reach the SDGs. Clearly something needs to change. Should we do different things, approach things differently, or a little bit of both to reach the SDGs?

Join us at the 13th edition of the International Forum to explore diverse perspectives on the future of the Sustainable Development Goals. Hear from and discuss with those who are leading the change they want to see, and discover how you can also play a pivotal role in making the SDGs a reality in Canada and around the globe by 2030.

Together, we’ll discuss questions including:

  • What are the success stories buried beneath the headlines of conflict, climate change and poverty, and how can we better support more of these successes as a global community?
  • How can we be creative and bold in coming up with solutions to achieve greater impact?
  • How can we ensure progress amidst a constantly evolving global context?
  • How can we work better together?

There are no straightforward answers to these questions. What we do know is that we need to create the space for discussion to spark creativity and collaboration on these important topics. From the launch of a global art exhibition on the importance of the SDGs to an array of participants from all backgrounds, the International Forum 2024 has all the ingredients needed for us to start working together to create a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive world for all.