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Go For The Goals Trivia Night for International Development Week

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring your friends and test your knowledge on all things SDGs to kick off International Development Week 2020 in Ottawa!

#GoForTheGoals, this year’s theme for International Development Week (IDW), spotlights the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Agenda serves as a call to action for ending poverty, and achieving peace and prosperity for people and planet by 2030.

We all depend on the environment and natural ecosystems for livelihood, food security, health, and quality of life. However, the exploitation of natural resources has pushed people and the planet to a tipping point – whereby the impact of human activity on the environment has had profound effects on our health and well-being. From increases in water-related diseases and air pollution, to food scarcity and deforestation, to annual droughts leading to massive livestock death for subsistence farmers in developing regions, these unprecedented changes hit today’s most vulnerable and future generations the hardest.

Collective problems call for collective action. “Going For The Goals” requires massive collaboration across national boundaries, sectors, and disciplines, that leave no one behind.

As part of actions by the Government of Canada, Canadian civil society groups, and Canadians to celebrate IDW 2020, Veterinarians Without Borders and the Canadian Society for International Health are partnering for a #GoForTheGoals Trivia Night. Test your knowledge, learn about the connections between environmental, animal, and human health, and find out more about how we can mobilize around the SDGs for a better way forward for people and the planet.

About International Development Week: https://www.international.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/idw-sdi/index.aspx?lang=eng

About Veterinarians Without Borders: https://www.vetswithoutborders.ca/

About the Canadian Society for International Health: http://www.csih.org/en