Introducing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as an activity field of the GYA:
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were adopted by the UN in September 2015. These 17 SDGs, consisting of 169 targets, replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2000-2015. The SDGs represent an ambitious and universal list, encompassing social, economic and environmental aspects of development in an integrated way. Achieving them will require considerable institutional and policy investment at all levels of governance—local, national, regional and global.
The GYA as a global organisation is active in many of the areas covered by the SDGs, be it through our working groups, by participating in meetings on the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, or by providing science-based policy advice to policy-makers and global science organisations.
For details on the GYA’s engagement in the SDGs, see an excerpt from our 2018 Year Report here.
GYA Activities and the SDGs
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages