We live in the most technologically advanced era in human history—but for all its progress, our world still faces major challenges. In developed and developing countries alike, everyday people contend with globally significant issues such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and the pursuit of peace and justice. To respond to these challenges, the United Nations has devised a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together, the UN describes them as ‘the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’. More than that, they are an urgent call to action for all countries, and recognise that the issues they address are interconnected. Ending poverty, for instance, must go hand in hand with improving education and health care. Likewise, strategies to ensure economic prosperity must also address gender inequalities alongside the issues of climate change, peace, and justice.
Join Griffith Vice Chancellor, Professor Carolyn Evans, and a range of experts from the University’s community, to explore the SDGs and understand what must be done to address them and how we can learn from the work already being carried out around the world.