University Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals
The University Commitment to the SDGs is a short statement, for signing by the head of the university, that affirms the university’s intention to support and promote the SDGs through their research, education and operations, as well as report on activities in support of the goals.
The Commitment was initiated by SDSN Australia/Pacific to as a tool to engage senior university leadership on the SDGs, start conversations within the university on how it can support them, and demonstrate to external stakeholders why universities are critical for addressing the SDGs.
Becoming a signatory does not involve any mandatory or legal obligations, and it is up to each university how it interpret the Commitment. SDSN Australia/Pacific’s new guide, Getting started with the SDGs in Universities, provides practical guidance on how universities can support the implementation of the SDGs towards fulfilling their Commitment.