The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries — developed and developing — to join in a global partnership to improve lives worldwide. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth — all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Over the last three years, the University of Minnesota Sustainable Development Goals Initiative has been leading a systemwide University of Minnesota effort to foster effective transdisciplinary and multisectoral work tied to the SDGs and promote the development of new programs and funding streams in order to support measurable progress toward the goals in Minnesota and beyond.
For 2022, the University of Minnesota has chosen to focus on highlighting work related to SDG#2, SDG#3, SDG#13 and SDG#17.
Click on the icons below to learn more about how the various University of Minnesota campuses are addressing these goals as we strive as an institute to promote and support the SDGs across Minnesota and the world.