The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - also known as Agenda 2030 - were promulgated by the United Nations in 2015, with targets for 2030 set for each. The 17 goals aim to achieve greater prosperity, confront poverty and inequality, and protect the life of the planet.
The 2030 Agenda is primarily governmental in nature, involving all countries, but aims to improve the living conditions of developing countries and poor communities in particular. In turn, not only governments but also other social and economic actors are expected to contribute to it.
These include universities, which have made a strong commitment to collaborating in the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda and have drawn up documents for the deployment of the SDGs in the field of teaching, research and transfer.
The UD recognises that it has been contributing to the areas identified by the SDGs for years, while also feeling challenged by the scope and content of many of them. The UD has identified four cross-cutting axes: Education, Gender, Social Justice and Ecology, on which it is working actively to address the challenges of the SDGs.