The University and College Sector’s Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals
Announced at the World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC) held in Vancouver (September 2017), ‘The SDG Accord’ is the university and college sectors collective response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations.
The SDG Accord reflects the key role educators have in creating a new generation that can and will balance people, planet and prosperity. It aims to inspire, celebrate and advance the embedding of the goals in our institutions through education, research, leadership, operations, administration and engagement activities.
The SDG Accord is also a commitment from one institution to another that they will share the learning they accrue on the topic with each other both nationally and internationally and annually report on their progress.
A sector overview of progress will then be presented annually at the global progress review by the UN High Level Political Forum.