Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, a Report from the International Conference


The first International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, which was organized by the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), took place from 18-19 September 2017 in Barcelona. Academics, researchers, policy-makers, managers, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and businesses convened to discuss and share knowledge on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from different fields of knowledge and geographical areas.

The Report “Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, a Report from the International Conference” is now available on open access. Up to 22 authors have contributed to it.

The Report provides the reader with a comprehensive picture of the discussions, topics and recommendations covered during the event. By going through this Report, you will find insights to a wide variety of topics within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), from higher education and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), to gender equality, governance or circular knowledge economy.  

The Report has been edited with the support of the Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Agency of Development Cooperation (ACCD) and the Research and Universities Secretariat of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).

A.Agudo, A.Betts, D.Bueno, A. Didriksson, M.Dohler, R.Giné, V.Gómez, A.Hossaini, J.Ibáñez, O.Illa, P.Martínez, F.Mayor Zaragoza, G. Michelsen, P.Okebukola, J.Pigem, J.A. Planell, A. Queralt, I.Sala, R.Tandon, J.Verdú, JM.Vilalta and P.Wells
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government