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Table 4: Sustainable Development Strategy

SDS Departmental Goals: Agenda 2009: A Sustainable Development Strategy for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada defines sustainable development initiatives for the 2007-09 period. The initiatives support two broad goals and five objectives:

Goal 1: Ensure greater integration of sustainable development into departmental policies, programs and operations.

Objective 1.1: Organization structures and processes support meaningful and significant sustainable development objectives.
Objective 1.2: Improved environmental management practices through the Environmental Management System.

Goal 2: Advance Canada's sustainable development interests related to foreign affairs and international trade.

Objective 2.1: Effective promotion of international security and respect for human rights, good governance and the rule of law as prerequisites for sustainable development.
Objective 2.2: Enhanced Canadian prosperity through advancement of Canadian sustainable development interests and priorities in trade relations, policies and programs.
Objective 2.3: Advancing Canada's interests on key environmental and sustainable development issues.

Federal SD goal, including GGO goals Performance measurement from current SDS Department's expected results for 2009-10
Supports federal sustainable development goals 1.3.1; 3.2; 3.3.1; 4.1.1; 4.3.2; 5.3.1; 6.1; 6.1.1; and 6.1.2 as defined in the 2006 guidance document Coordinating the Fourth Round of Departmental Sustainable Development Strategies Key SDS results achieved in 2008-09 will be summarized in the Departmental Performance Report, and details on the status of SDS commitments will be outlined in the Agenda 2009 annual reports.

Please refer to the complete departmental SDS at
The department's SDS contains 43 targets, which the department expects to have met by the end of 2009-10.