In 2015, all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This serves as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for the people and the planet, now and into the future.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
The Sustainable Goals logo with no UN emblem and the SDG icons are used for educational purposes. They were sourced from the UN Sustainable Development website.
By framing, using, or incorporating the SDGs in your research you will be able to promote your work as being aligned with the SDGs.
Incorporating SDGs as keywords in your research outputs helps to demonstrate how UniSC is supporting these goals by highlighting UniSC research linked to the SDGs.
The best way to attribute the SDGs in publications is to use the SDG keywords in the title, abstract and free text of your work along with tagging them upon publication submission.
For more information on the actual SDG keywords, please take a look at this project from University of Auckland and Elsevier that provides a keyword dictionary for each SDG.
For more information please contact your Liaison Librarian.
Your library supports the SDGs through awareness of what are the UN SDGs and assisting researchers with keyword matching in publications. One tool we use in the research space is SciVal.
Libraries across the world have played a role in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals from assisting countries with reporting on their progress to educating the public. Academic libraries in Australia tend to focus on the SDGs of 1 (No Poverty), 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). We do this by advocating for the adoption of affordable learning practices in our curriculum, the publishing of research through Open Access, and the promotion of Open Science.