The SDG Accord

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An SDG Accord Task and Finish group has been established to create a simple reporting mechanism for signatories of the SDG Accord. The group consists of executive level members from education, academics, sustainability staff and sustainability networks, and is also being fed into by AUDE, WWF, the Office for National Statistics and UN DESA. Reporting guidelines will be released in the next few weeks.

Activity Background

The SDG Accord

The University and College Sector’s Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals 

This initiative was born from members' ideas at the EAUC Conference in Lancaster 2017. It is a great example of the power EAUC membership has on the global stage and has met with huge support from worldwide sustainability networks.

Iain Patton, CEO of the EAUC, launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accord in Vancouver, Canada in 2017.  This global initiative is to ensure the SDGs are embedded throughout across post-16 education. 

The purpose of the SDG Accord is twofold:
First it is to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the value it brings to governments, business and wider society.
Secondly, the Accord is a commitment learning institutions are making to one another to do more to deliver the goals, to annually report on each signatory's progress, and to do so in ways which share the learning with each other both nationally and internationally. An objective is that sector SDG reporting metrics will be presented at the annual UN High Level Political Forum.
Additional resources
More recently we launched the SDG Accord Learning Network. Signatories are invited to join the SDG Accord Learning Network when signing up. This is a global email discussion group that allows for SDG discussion and the sharing of best practice. 
We have a wealth of information on the Sustainability Exchange about the SDGs and the Accord.

Webinars we have facilitated are also available to view – visit the Exchange and find out more here

View current signatories here
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