The Northern Council for Global Cooperation (NCGC) asked photographers from the three northern territories to characterize each of the organization's 17 Sustainable Development Goals through imagery and narration.

The images are now on display at the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery until the end of July.

In 2015, 193 countries, including Canada, adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending extreme poverty, reducing inequality, and combating climate change. These goals have a universal mandate, and Canadians, including young Canadians, have a responsibility to support the achievement of the SDGs within Canada and abroad.

Using the SDGs as a framework and common language, the Northern Perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals profiles initiatives — from civil society, government, business, community organizations and youth — that show some of the ways that Northern Canadians are working together to achieve a more sustainable and just planet. Each photographer worked with their community to determine how best to represent these goals from their own unique perspective. The result is this powerful collection of images and narration directly from communities in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The Northern Council for Global Cooperation’s (NCGC) vision is a just, equitable and sustainable world. We are a non-profit organization made up of a network
of individuals and organizations based in Canada’s three northern territories who are committed to achieving sustainable global development for people and the planet. NCGC takes a leadership role in providing educational opportunities and the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become active global citizens. We seek to inspire northern Canadians by connecting people and organizations to the information and ideas they require, to take meaningful action and create a better world for all citizens.

We hope this collection of images and narration inspires you to seek and action your own initiatives for a just and sustainable world. 

Text supplied by the Northern Council for Global Cooperation.

Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 31

Sustainable Development Imagery

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Monday, July 1 2019

Wednesday, July 31 2019