GYA & the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

 

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 Sandton Declaration on Sustainability (2012) LINK

Consolidated G20 synthetic biology policies and their role in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2017) LINK

Joint Statement on the Role of Young Academies in Achieving the UN SDGs (2017) LINK

 

GYA Working Groups and the SDGs

SDG 3 – Global Health working group LINK

SDG 4 – Science Education and Outreach theme LINK  —   Global State of Young Scientists LINK

SDG 5 – Women in Science working group LINK    —   Global State of Young Scientists LINK

SDG 10 – Global Migration and Human Rights working group LINK   —   Global State of Young Scientists LINK

SDG 15 – DIY Biology LINK

SDG 17 – Science Advice working group LINK

– more information to follow

 

Projects with Partners

InterAcademy Partnership project on “Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking: Strategies for Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals

 

Science Advice

GYA Co-Chair at the UN High-Level Political Forum (2017) LINK

 

Meetings

Third Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies, July 2017 – LINK

European Young Academies meeting, March 2018 – LINK

IAP/IANAS Regional Meeting on the SDGs (2018) LINK

IAP/AASSA Regional Meeting on the SDGs (2018) LINK

IAP/EASAC Regional Meeting on the SDGs (2018) LINK

IAP/NASAC Regional Meeting on the SDGs (2018) LINK

 

For questions about the GYA’s engagement in the field of the SDGs, please contact at the GYA Office.