On 22 January, UNU launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting UNU’s work to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs unite global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, from hunger and poverty to equality and peace.
UNU’s work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. Some 400 UNU researchers worldwide are engaged in more than 180 research projects, generating knowledge to develop realistic solutions to achieve the SDGs. Available in English and in Japanese, the SD Explorer currently features 51 projects, 34 experts, 34 publications, and 50 expert articles, organised by SDG. It offers visitors the opportunity to explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work, engage directly with UNU’s experts, and learn about how their ideas are generating knowledge to develop solutions to achieve the SDGs.
Specialists from the four UNU Programmes in Iceland contributed towards this initiative related to their specific fields:
SDGoal 4 - Quality Education: Land Restoration Six-month Training Programme
SDGoal 5 - Gender Equality: Women in Geothermal Science: A Visual Ethnography
SDGoal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy: Six-month Geothermal Training Programme
We Need Concrete Targets for Sustainable Energy
SDGoal 14 - Life Below Water: Blue Growth in SIDS Initiative
FarFish: Capacity Development for EU Sustainable Fisheries in Distant Waters
Oceans Are for Everyone
Left Out to Dry? Gender and Fisheries on Lake Tanganyika
SDGoal 15 - Life on Land: European Network for Advancement of Business and Landscape Education (ENABLE)
Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy Earth, Healthy People