The SDG Accord

Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College Sector

The Global Goals are a global blueprint that are designed to deliver progress, peace and prosperity for people and the planet. But to turn this plan into action, the UN and nation states need all the support it can get from partners in Higher and Further Education Institutions.

The SDG Accord brings these institutions together, giving them a platform to share best practice and empowers them to be more aspirational on this agenda. The report shows that acting on climate change and education are the stand-out priorities, but positive action is being taken on all of the SDGs with real change taking place, just one year on since the last report.

110 SDG Accord institutional signatories from across the world were asked to submit report on their work with the SDGs. From those asked, 51 institutions submitted their reporting . As reporting is a mandatory requirement and this is the second year of reporting, institutions yet to submit will be removed from the SDG Accord to ensure the list of signatories only contains those demonstrating progress on delivering against the SDGs'.

The challenge is to translate this 30,000 foot framework into something that students will make day-to-day decisions around. From institutions of Kuwait to Glasgow Kelvin, the Annual SDG Accord Report 2019 shows that truly great work is happening. The aim now is to rapidly scale up these efforts so that collectively the best practices could be pollinated across the world.

The synergies between SCCN and SDG Accord to transform the educational institutes into smart and sustainable campuses will greatly contribute to the UN SDGs. The SCCN is also expanding on its digital platform for effective outreach and action across the world. For more info, visit

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