What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.

Societies need a global transformation and a clear commitment towards sustainable development, the reduction of social inequalities and the improvement of living conditions at local and global level. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a response to this need: a universal, ambitious, sustainable development agenda involving education, health, environment, industry, justice, governance, cities among others. Challenges such as health and demographic change, food security, quality education for all, secure and clean water, green and efficient energy sources, climate change, and inclusive and secure communities need the engagement of the universities responding at global and local levels. On one hand, contributing to the global challenges of the world (summarized by the SDGs) and on the other hand, helping the economic, social and cultural development of its nation, region or society.

The International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals intend to  be a leading international meeting for the analysis and debate between all national and International actors involved on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially universities, governments, cities and public agencies.

We are proud to invite you to join us at International Scientific  Conference on  Sustainable Development  2017, “Transforming our World: The role of Science to foster the integration and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, that will take place from November 24-25, 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

During 2 days, participants will meet to discuss, debate, listen to experts from different fields and exchange ideas, experiences and expectations around the challenges involved in the implementation of the SDGs. During these debates special attention will be paid to the role of knowledge, science production and interaction between local and global arenas.

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