Sustainable Development Goals Scotland

Latest developments in Scotland

These are just some of the views of people and organisations from across Scotland on how we deliver a better society, and the actions they are taking to be part of the change.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities

Fiona King of Shelter Scotland: Let’s start with housing…

This article by Fiona King, Campaigns & Public Affairs Manager at Shelter Scotland, is the second in the SDG Network’s blog series ‘Scotland’s Goals.’  In September 2015, Scotland joined 192 other countries and adopted a set of 17 ‘sustainable...

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Launch of the business and management writing competition 

The UKI PRME Regional Chapter and Oxford Brookes University seek through this competition to promote understanding of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Every year...

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ICAS: New approach for aligning doing business to the SDGs

A new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of their value creation process has been published today by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)...

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Dr Alec Wersun: Academics fight for a better world

In January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit – officially came into force. It means that until 2030, countries across the...

What does open government offer the Global Goals? by Paul Bradley

My role consists of promoting not just one but two multilateral agendas here in Scotland – the Sustainable Development Goals and the Open Government Partnership. It’s some test, but one of the most exciting challenges I’ve faced.  In being a member...

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SDGs Training for Multipliers coming to Edinburgh

If you’re interested to getting involved in the Sustainable Development Goals movement, why not take part in some free training?  Join the vitally important conversation about how to accelerate the implementation of the United Nations’ 17...

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Take part in Edinburgh’s #GlobalGoalsJam 2017

Are you a designer, developer, data scientist, creative or person passionate about making a difference in the world? Do you want to be part of a small group of committed people who will spend a weekend hacking innovative solutions to specific...

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Scots pupils to learn how to spot fake news, by Georgina Harris

This story was originally posted on Third Force News A new resource produced by Oxfam Scotland and Christian Aid Scotland will teach Scottish school pupils how to identify fake news. Pupils will learn about aid and development, such as how the UK...

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Global Goals: what’s in it for you? by Paul Bradley

We’re all busy. Busy working on projects, policies and campaigns in the hope that they’ll make a big impact to our organisations. I’m no different, busy promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)to third sector organisations across Scotland...

Calling Scotland’s circular pioneers – Innovators Magazine

This article was originally posted at Innovators Magazine. View the original here.  Scotland has been recognised as a leading circular economy nation. It picked up the Circular Government Award at this year’s Circulars and was the first country to...

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Young Citizen Advocates off to a flying start – IDEAS

This article was originally posted by IDEAS.  The Young Citizen Advocates series of events, planned by IDEAS as a way to engage directly with young people and support them to develop their views and voices on global issues, got off to a flying start...

Are the Global Goals taking off in Scotland? by Paul Bradley

In 2015, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the Scottish Government would be one of the first anywhere in the world to commit to meeting the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, both at home and overseas. Since then, all 193 UN member states have...

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What You Should Know: SDG5, by Aina Turillazzi

In February 2017, the Spanish company Memondo Network’s information and entertainment portal, ‘Cribeo’, made a video about the current situation of women around the world; in Sierra Leone, 90% of women suffer genital mutilation while early...

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