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
Zero hungerEnd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Quality educationEnsure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Clean water and sanitationEnsure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Affordable and clean energyEnsure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Decent work and economic growthPromote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Industry, innovation and infrastructureBuild resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Sustainable cities and communitiesMake cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Life below waterConserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Life on landProtect, 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 institutionsPromote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels