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University plans to address United Nations’ targets

19 Jun 2019

Our report focuses on key issues set out by the UN

University plans to address United Nations' targets

The University has released a report and plan on how it aims to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the universal call to action to tackle the most pressing challenges facing humanity and the natural world.

The announcement was made at this week’s EAUC Annual Conference on sustainability. Launched in 1996, the EAUC exists to encourage leaders, academics and other professionals to prioritise sustainability in their institutions.

Our environmental sustainability programme, 10,000 Actions encourages colleagues to make small commitments which can ultimately make an impact in tackling the world’s greatest challenges. Each of the initiatives is aligned with a UN SDG, so you can see how your actions can ultimately help to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. 

Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility said at the launch of the new report: “As one of the world’s leading research institutions and the UK’s only university to have social responsibility as a core goal, The University of Manchester is playing a leading role in tackling the SDGs in four ways: through our research impact, learning and students, public engagement activity and responsible campus processes. 

Further information

  • Watch the University’s video on how it is supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
  • There are still passes available to attend the EAUC Annual Conference, available on a first come/first serve basis from the reception at University Place. Once used they need to be returned so another member of staff can use them.  View the conference programme