UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations Member States created the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which provides a global blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, today and into the future. Within the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, which are an urgent call for action for the global community. The 17 Global Goals aim to end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality and encourage economic growth while tackling climate change. The 2030 Agenda is ambitious, but necessary and attainable through global partnerships and local collaboration.

In April 2017, the president of the United Nations General Assembly wrote to higher education institutions around the world, including the University of Manitoba. The letter was delivered to spark movement and create a call to action to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability Development within the university environment. The university was encouraged to include the Global Goals as part of research, teaching and study within the institution.

The U of M SDG report is a stepping-stone to identify the work that is underway at the University of Manitoba and start the conversation toward the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Click to view the U of M's report on the SDGs

Sustainable Development Goal Hub 6

The University of Manitoba, a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), was recently named as the UNAI Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Institutions from around the world have been designated as UNAI hubs for three-year renewable terms.

Click here to read more about U of M as UNAI Hub for SDG6.





“Young people are the most capable of the transformation required, having the most to gain or lose from the success or failure of the Agenda.”

– Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly