University Commitment to the SDGs

by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific

(Academia)

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This statement, signed by leading universities in our region, affirms their intention to support and promote the SDGs.

Project goal

To help universities gain high-level internal support for the SDGs and showcase this leadership nationally and globally.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Universities have a critical role in SDG implementation. The project supports university leadership in fulfilling this role.

The University Commitment to the SDGs was launched by SDSN Australia/Pacific in September 2016 in support of the inaugural Australian SDGs Summit. The Commitment sets out the intention of a university to support and promote the SDGs through their research, education and operations, as well as to report on activities in support of the goals. It has so far been signed by the Vice Chancellors of 10 universities in our region: Deakin University, Griffith University, James Cook University, Monash University, RMIT University, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, University of Technology Sydney, Victoria University of Wellington, and Western Sydney University. The Commitment demonstrates the high-level support universities in our region are showing for the SDGs. All of these universities are already taking “beyond business-as-usual” action to support the SDGs within their activities.

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