UNESCO and CCUNESCO also contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2030’s cross-cutting priorities of gender equality, human rights and poverty eradication as prerequisites for sustainable development. UNESCO is the lead agency for the implementation of SDG #4: Quality Education (Education 2030). Canada joins other countries working to eliminate poverty in order to secure more sustainable futures for people. The transformative outcomes outlined in Agenda 2030 require a multifaceted approach to equity, recognizing that poverty and other forms of exclusion are interconnected. Safeguarding human rights is critical to sustainable social and political systems in which “no one will be left behind” (United Nations, 2015).