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Global Affairs Canada

International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) brings together Canadians, from coast to coast to coast, to share and celebrate our contributions to international development assistance.

This year IDW is February 5th-11th, 2023. Join us as we Go For The Goals!


About IDW

Since its inception in 1991, International Development Week (IDW) has been observed each February and celebrates Canadian contributions to international humanitarian assistance throughout the world. IDW offers an opportunity to recognize and highlight the unique role Canadians play in building a better world. It encourages us–especially our youth–to be informed and to get involved in international issues!

Each year, Global Affairs Canada selects a theme for the week. This year's IDW theme is “Go for the Goals”, which refers to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

Our 2023 Book Lists are full of great reads and are out now! Click here to explore them.

Don't miss any of our IDW2023 events! Stay tuned for exciting updates and information on how to join us during IDW this February and let's all #GoForTheGoals !