International Week - February 5-9, 2024

A warming globe, increasing numbers of refugees and displaced persons, gender disparity, economic inequalities, freshwater shortages, famine, war… We are bombarded with these issues and many others facing the planet and its inhabitants daily. 

To address these issues, the UN established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The Goals, adopted in 2015, call on governments and civil society worldwide to address the world's most pressing issues, from poverty and education to health and the environment.

I-Week is a chance to hear international and local perspectives on global issues. On February 5-9, 2024, International Week speakers connected their work to the SDGs. 

U of A's annual International Week is an incubator of ideas and a source of inspiration for us to work together for a better world. Stay tuned for updates on I-Week 2024.

Learn more about the history of I-Week    View the I-Week archive

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Who are the people in our community championing the movement towards eliminating poverty and hunger, caring for our environment and reducing consumption to benefit all of us? Hear from dynamic speakers who, in 17 minutes, will enlighten us on the work they are doing, along with actions we can take to help our local, national and global communities achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Watch previous Global Goals Talks here