There are a growing number of excellent resources around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, many of which can be used in the classroom and to inspire activities or partnerships within University and Business School campuses. Here are a range of different international resources that can be used to engage in, and raise awareness of the 17 SDGs. Part 1 will feature resources for Goals 1-9 and part 2 will feature resources for Goals 10 through to 17. If you are developing your own resources and would like to share these more broadly please share them here.
SDG 1: The Social Protection Department of the International Labour Organisation works with member States to achieve and maintain the human right to social protection. Over 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection. The department recently released their flagship World Social Protection Report Universal social protection to achieve the SDGs. A Social Protection Toolbox was also launched by the UN in Asia and the Pacific that provides tools and guidance specific for that region.
SDG 2: A new report on Financing for Development was launched by the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development. The report provides a number of policy options which, if implemented, would put the world on a sustainable and sustainable growth and development path. It also examines the financing challenges to the SDGs under in-depth review in 2018 to help assess progress in the means of implementation for several of the goals.
SDG 3: April 7th yearly was World Health Day, coordinated by the World Health Organisations. The site for the Day, which is honoured yearly, provides a range of resources on how SDG 3 is so important and how we can achieve it including videos. The site also allows you to search to see how your country, and any other country around the world, is doing in terms of universal health coverage and SDG 3.
SDG 4: The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development honours outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organisations. Projects must have been running for at least four years, already show evidence of high impact, be easily replicable and scalable and contribute to one or more of the five Priority Action Areas of the Global Action Programme on ESD. The call for nominations is now open and need to be submitted through your countries official UNESCO delegation. Three prizes of US$ 50,000 each will be given.
SDG 5: The Global Trends Report on the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool was recently released by the UN Global Compact, UN Women and IDB Invest. The Tool is a business driven online platform deigned to help global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve. The report highlights key findings from the first 100 companies that took the self-assessment tool.
SDG 6: The Open SDG Data Hub promotes the exploration, analysis and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and advocacy. Its goal is to enable data providers, managers and users to discover, understand, and communicate patterns and interrelationships in the wealth of SDG data and statistics that are now available.
SDG 7: Accelerating SDG 7 achievements: Policy briefs in support of the first SDG 7 review at the UN High Level Political Forum 2018 includes 27 policy briefs by 50 global energy authories from within and without the UN System. It proposes a Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG 7 Action, with recommendations and best options for countries to achieve universal energy access in the next 12 years. The briefs also aim to maximize energy’s positive impact on all the other SDGs.
SDG 8: The UN Global Compact Guide for Business on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities helps to improve business’ understanding of the rights of people with disabilities, including how to respect, support and give them an opportunity to improve their competitiveness and sustainability in alignment with relevant United Nations conventions and frameworks.
SDG 9: The Global compact Network in Argentina recently organised a two day event that brought together 600 local and global leaders from business, finance, civil society, Government, Global Compact Local networks and the UN. The event featured the launch of the digital Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs, as well as another publication focusing on business action in the region Business Partnerships for the Global Goals: Advances in Latin America and the Caribbean. An overwhelming majority of companies participating in the UN Global Compact in the region – 80% – are taking action on the Global Goals.