The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations (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 young academy is active in many of the areas covered by the SDGs, be it through its 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 2017 Year Report here.
Statements and Publications
GYA Activities and the SDGs
Projects with Partners
InterAcademy Partnership project on “Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking: Strategies for Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals”
For questions about the GYA’s engagement in the field of the SDGs, please contact at the GYA Office.