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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, sets out the quantitative objectives across the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development – all to be achieved by 2030.

If achieved, these will mean the end to poverty, climate change and inequality in the world and ensure we are on the path to a sustainable future.

Meeting such an epic challenge needs our collective effort – and the University of Otago was the first New Zealand University to formally commit to pursuing this collective effort.

Otago's contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how the University is working towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

 No poverty

No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Zero hunger

Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Good health and well-being

Good Health and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Quality education

Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Gender equality

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Clean water and sanitation

Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Affordable and clean energy

Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Decent work and economic growth

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reduced inequalities

Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Sustainable cities and communities

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Responsible consumption and production

Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Climate action

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Life below water

Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Life on land

Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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