Sustainable Development Goals and Global Agenda: Vision and Key Opportunities


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the Agenda 2030. It gives a historical overview of how Agenda 2030 came into being. SDGs and their structure will be reviewed in detail. The course will look into particular examples of SDGs implementation and real-world case studies.

The course is designed to contribute to continuing personal and professional development. Participants will improve their ethical compass and explore positive social and/or environmental impact through collective action and macro-level thinking. Participants will learn about best practices within a shared global framework. Participants will also develop a deeper understanding of basic standards of wellbeing and human rights conceptions.