The University and College Sector’s SDG Accord aims to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the value they bring to governments, business and wider society.
The Accord is a commitment that learning institutions are making to one another to do more to deliver the goals, to annually report on each signatory’s progress, and to do so in ways which share the learning with each other both nationally and internationally. An objective is that sector SDG reporting metrics will be presented at the annual UN High Level Political Forum.
Who should sign the Accord?
The Accord can be signed on four levels.
- Leaders of institutions sign to make a corporate commitment – this must be the highest authority such as Vice Chancellor, Principal, President etc.
- Leaders of related university and college support organisations sign to make a corporate commitment to supporting the sector
- Leaders of student associations ie Students’ Unions or Student Guilds – this must be the president.
- Individual students, researchers, academics and operational staff can sign to make a personal and professional commitment to playing their part in advancing sector performance