15 mars 2018

UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Advocate 25 01)

The General Assembly brings together ministers and ambassadors from all UN member states and is responsible for fixing key elements of UNESCO’s worldwide work plan and priorities. EI was one of only two non-State actors (the other being the Global Campaign for Education – a key EI partner) to be given speaking rights for the duration of the General Assembly meeting. Ministers were given time limits of three minutes for their contributions and EI was given a two minute limit. More...

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Developing a sustainable academic workforce in paramedicine (AUR 60 01)

Paramedics are an integral part of the Australian healthcare system and are increasingly requested to provide a growing array of services in support of improved community health. Currently there are over 6,000 undergraduate paramedic students. A pressing challenge is the development and sustainability of a dedicated group of university paramedic academics. More...

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31 décembre 2017

GAML: Monitoring data for SDG 4.6.1

The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) is an initiative to support national strategies for measuring learning. Led by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), it provides stakeholders, researchers, UN agencies and NGOs with a platform for discussion to facilitate data collection on a global scale.
As part of the GAML, a thematic task force was established to address Target 4.6 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which calls on UN Member States to ‘ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy’ by 2030. More...

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30 décembre 2017

Piecing together a strong partnership for sustainability

With a theme of ‘The Sustainability Development Goals’ for the Winter edition of Forum, this issue is simultaneously intimidating and inspiring. The current state of our society, our consumption and our climate are all at risk. At the same time, much is already being done to improve the wellbeing of humankind as well as earth’s resources. As Forum Editor Laura Rumbley shared on yesterday’s blog, partnerships from all over Europe – and beyond – shared their initiatives for creating a more sustainable future. Today’s post highlights one of those mentioned: the U4 network. More...

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25 décembre 2017

Do your campus sustainability positions stack up?

eCampus NewsThe 2017 Salaries & Status of Sustainability Staff in Higher Education report examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and other countries. More...

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11 décembre 2017

New IAU Publication: Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development

With this publication, the International Association of Universities wants to underline the key role higher education plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By sharing knowledge and promoting international cooperation, the IAU aims at supporting and inspiring higher education leaders to develop HESD strategies. The findings of this publication are based on an IAU survey conducted in 2016, in which 120 higher education institutions worlwide took part. The results underline that universites are involved in sustainable development and integrate it in their strategic development plans. However, there is still room for progress. In the publication, you will find inspiring sustainability initiatives undertaken by IAU Members worlwide. More...

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Achieving sustainable development through learning cities: Cork Call to Action

The Cork Call to Action for Learning Cities and Learning Cities and the SDGs: A Guide to Action, the two outcome documents of the 2017 International Conference on Learning Cities, have now been published and are available in English, French and Spanish. This year’s conference, themed ‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’, was hosted by the city of Cork, Ireland, from 18 to 20 September 2017. The two documents outline the crucial role that cities and local communities can play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More...

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12 novembre 2017

Green Capital: Student Capital – mobilising Bristol’s students for city sustainability

Résultat de recherche d'images pour In 2015, Bristol was the UK’s first European Green Capital. During the year, HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund backed an initiative between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England Bristol to promote student involvement in green activities. More...

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11 novembre 2017

Improving sustainable development data is a task for all

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"In an era of fake news and alternative facts, statisticians have a special responsibility. As the custodians of the evidence base for policy making, they must stand up for the right of all citizens to true, reliable and accessible information. More...

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Ever heard of SDG washing? The urgency of SDG Due Diligence

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"A couple of months ago during the OECD’s Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct,1 I heard a new term: SDG washing. After green washing and blue washing – using a UN logo to signpost sustainability without doing much – the term SDG washing points to businesses that use the Sustainable Development Goals to market their positive contribution to some SDGs while ignoring their negative impact on others. More...

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