Delivering on the SDGs

By Bringing Stakeholders in Education and Industry Together

Co-Lab SDGs brings together different stakeholders involved with education and industry to reflect and exchange knowledge on how to incorporate the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice. This exchange of ideas involves forms of critique, inquiry and investigation into the assumptions that underpin the SDGs, the challenges of data gathering in determining SDG achievement and the divide between policy and practice. Our aims under this broader goal of delivering on the SDGs is to:

  • create a platform to share information and knowledge
  • develop and use innovative methodologies, models and tools to critique, inquire and investigate SDG translation into policy and practice
  • build synergistic partnerships between local, state, national and international organisations.

Co-Lab SDGs is an initiative of UNEVOC@RMIT.

United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN developed 17 SDGs to address global challenges such as “poverty, inequality, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, peace, and justice”. These interconnected SDGs create a roadmap to achieving “a better and more sustainable future”. The UN recognises that “ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection”. The UN is using the SDGs as a “critical framework for the Covid 19 recovery”. The plan is to achieve all of the SDGs by 2030.