I hear there were ecstatic scenes in New York with much whooping 'n' hollering when EAUC's finest presented their SDG Accord to last week's UN Low Level Political Forum (LLPF). UN spokesperson, Prof Dr Dr Fatima O'Gui-Gbahou, said the following in zir opening welcome:
"The SDG Accord is awfully spiffing – it has over 600 signatories, including 64 institutions that represent 1.3 million students and nearly 100 global education sector networks representing 6000 institutions."
The EAUC report, ‘Global universities, colleges and students leading delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals’, calls on the UN to better promote the role of higher and further education in all of the SDGs rather than only Goal 4, and on senior management in universities and colleges to look for innovative ways to increase staff and student capacity to address the SDGs. You can read it here."
Of course, many think that it’s more likely that staff and students will need to encourage management to take the goals seriously.