On June 28, 2016 Joshua Mazur and Alison Bloom attended the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Youth Consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to gain an insight into where youth believe Canada should focus its international development efforts. This consultation involved youth around Ottawa, the Minister of International Development, the honourable Maria-Claude Bibeau and her private secretary, along with other GAC employees. This was a chance for youth to speak on their expertise on how they believed Canada should assist in reaching the SDGs. There were seven themes, including: health and rights of women and children; clean economic growth and climate change; governance, pluralism, diversity and human rights; peace and security; responding to humanitarian crises and the needs of displaced populations; poverty, inequality, vulnerability and fragility; and delivering results: improving effectiveness, transparency, innovation and partnerships.

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