On 22 January, United Nations University (UNU) launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting UNU’s work to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs unite global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, from hunger and poverty to equality and peace.
UNU’s work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. Some 400 UNU researchers worldwide are engaged in more than 180 research projects, generating knowledge to develop realistic solutions to achieve the SDGs.
Iceland is currently running four capacity training programs under the UNU umbrella: UNU-Geothermal Training Program; UNU-Fisheries Training Program; UNU-Land Resoration Program; and UNU-Gender Equality Studies and Training Program.
All these programs are contributing significantly to the SDGs, each in their own field of expertise as can be seen when the individual goals are visited in the new Sustainable Development Explorer (SD Explorer).
Available in English and in Japanese, the SD Explorer currently features 51 projects, 34 experts, 34 publications, and 50 expert articles, organised by SDG.
It offers visitors the opportunity to explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work, engage directly with UNU’s experts, and learn about how their ideas are generating knowledge to develop solutions to achieve the SDGs.