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The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): all you need to know and implications for higher education

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On Friday  25 September 2015, the United Nation’s 193 member countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that by 2030 to bring an end to poverty and hunger, inequality and address climate change. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators which member states have agreed to structure their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. The SDGs follow and expand on the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2001 and are due to expire at the end of this year.

The SDGs are important for all who are involved in all education as they will shape our curricula and our preparing graduates for an unknown and uncertain future.

Students, academics and researchers are actively encouraged to participate in this global effort. In addition, MANCOSA students and graduates are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and bring them into their workplaces and communities.

Link to The Guardian article for further information.

Here is the link to Sustainable Development Goals Explained.

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