Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Societies need a global transformation and a clear commitment towards sustainable development, the reduction of social inequalities and the improvement of living conditions at local and global level. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a response to this need: a universal, ambitious, sustainable development agenda involving education, health, environment, industry, justice, governance, cities among others.
Challenges such as health and demographic change, food security, quality education for all, secure and clean water, green and efficient energy sources, climate change, and inclusive and secure communities need the engagement of the universities responding at global and local levels. On one hand, contributing to the global challenges of the world (summarized by the SDGs) and on the other hand, helping the economic, social and cultural development of its nation, region or society.
It is in this framework that GUNi has adopted a new strategic line of action around the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs with a focus on partnerships, knowledge and research. GUNi’s project on SDGs is based on:
· The GUNi International Conferences on SDGs (International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, 2017 - International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education, 2020)
· The Group of Experts on SDGs and Higher Education
· The following publications and reports: "Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", "Sustainable Development Goals: Actors and Implementation, a Report from the International Conference" and "Implementing the 2030 Agenda at Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Responses".
Read the news below for more information about GUNi's project on SDGs and other news related to the SDGs:
- News on Higher Education27/09/2015
The new set of goals aims to influence the political agenda of world leaders in order to achieve these global challenges over the next 15 years...
- GUNi Highlights10/09/2015
This event will be held on 8 and 9 October in Barcelona and will discuss what role is played by Universities on implementing the purposes of...
- News on Higher Education17/07/2015
The Report ‘Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?’ aims to promote public policy debate on education and allocate learning within...
- GUNi Highlights15/06/2015
This Forum was organized by UNESCO in partnership with the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
- Member news24/04/2015
The new report appears as a mechanism to assess global progress in education and setting the important elements for shaping the post-2015 global...
- GUNi News06/04/2022
The TEFCE Toolbox, an institutional self-reflection framework for community engagement in higher education, has been translated into 4...
- Member news30/03/2022
OBREAL Global and the EU-LAC Foundation are organising two webinars on 6 and 7 April 2022 and a panel at the third UNESCO World Higher Education...
- GUNi News17/03/2022
The third visit of the SHEFCE project was held at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels on 9-11th March 2022, involving around 20 participants...