On 22 January 2018, UNU launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting UNU’s work to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs unite global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, from hunger and poverty to equality and peace. UNU’s work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. Some 400 UNU researchers worldwide are engaged in more than 180 research projects, generating knowledge to develop realistic solutions to achieve the SDGs.
The SD Explorer currently features 51 projects, 34 experts, 34 publications, and 50 expert articles, organised by SDG. It offers visitors the opportunity to explore the ‘who’ and ‘what’ of UNU’s work, engage directly with UNU’s experts, and learn about how their ideas are generating knowledge to develop solutions to achieve the SDGs.
Representing UNU-MERIT from the outset are:
– Prof. Franziska Gassmann: #SDG1 – No Poverty
– PhD fellow Ortrun Merkle: #SDG5 – Gender Equality
– Prof. Shyama Ramani: #SDG6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
– Prof. Carlo Pietrobelli: #SDG9 – Innovation and Infrastructure
– Prof. Melissa Siegel: #SDG16 – Peace and Justice
Visit the SD explorer via this link.