The Top 30 Under 30 Award

The Top 30 Under 30 Award is conducted annually by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) to recognize and spread the work done by young people who help achieve the United Nations 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Each year, ACGC seeks nominations from Albertans and Albertan organizations and assembles a committee to choose 30 young people under the age of 30 to represent this award.

The chosen Top 30 Under 30 recipients are honoured on the Top 30 Under 30 website with individual profiles and at the Top 30 Under 30 Celebration event during International Development Week.

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation is a network of organizations and individuals in Alberta working globally and locally to achieve sustainable development and global citizenship. We believe all people can become engaged citizens working towards peaceful, just, and inclusive societies.

What is International Development Week?

International Development Week (IDW) is an annual initiative held during the first week of February to engage Canadians on global issues, and to acknowledge Canadian contributions to poverty reduction and international humanitarian assistance in the developing world. On the 30th Anniversary of International Development Week, we want you to #GoForTheGoals! Referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, this theme encourages us to work in collaboration, and strive toward a better world.

With only a decade until 2030, this edition of the International Development Week is an ideal moment to highlight the achievements and the efforts Albertans have made toward reaching the SDGs. Visit ACGC’s website to learn what the many Alberta-based international development organizations are doing to achieve the SDGS, and what you can do to make an impact.  

To learn more about International Development Week, visit the Global Affairs Canada websiteTo learn about IDW events in Alberta, visit the ACGC website.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals outlined by the United Nations to achieve before the year 2030. The SDG wheel pictured next to this paragraph is a visual representation of all 17 goals working together. The goals cover broad topics such as health, prosperity, justice, a clean earth, equity and equality, and more. The SDGs act as part of a worldwide advocacy and outreach initiative to spur change towards a better world. We can take action towards the SDGs by learning about them and partnering with our neighbours globally and locally to achieve them, in both small and big ways. You can learn more about the SDGs on the Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform.

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