Canada supports the goal of sustainable development: to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Through a range of domestic and international policies, Canada is committed to advancing sustainable development as outlined in goal number seven of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
As a G20 engagement group, the Y20 is also considering the growth and jobs creation priority from a youth lens and is particularly concerned about youth unemployment. Cognizant of the domestic and global nature of economic growth, this briefing will outline Canada’s economic growth agenda domestically and within the G20. Couched in this context, we will consider the youth perspective and Y20 policy recommendations.