Sustainable Development Goals Scotland

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It’s not about us. It’s about you... and what you're doing to convince those in power that more needs to be done to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 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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Scotland's Goals blog series

Partnerships for the Goals

Paul Bradley of SCVO: A collective approach to HIV

Originally posted on HIV Scotland’s website This week saw the UK Government publish its first review taking stock of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s just one in a series of reports to be published this summer...

Gender Equality

Emma Trottier of Engender: Gender equality and the SDGs

This article by Emma Trottier, Policy and Parliamentary Manager with Engender is the sixth in the SDG Network’s blog series ‘Scotland’s Goals.’ A few weeks ago, SCVO asked us to write a short blog about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...

Partnerships for the Goals

Catherine Gee of Keep Scotland Beautiful: What’s your goal?

This article by Catherine Gee, Director with Keep Scotland Beautiful, is the fifth in the SDG Network’s blog series ‘Scotland’s Goals.’  Most of us have goals that we seek to achieve, either set by ourselves, by who we work for, or both. Common...

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...

Latest developments

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UKSSD publishes ‘Measuring Up’ progress report

Press release published on UKSSD website As UKSSD publishes a landmark report on the UK’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, Emily Auckland, Network Director, says the SDGs are a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the UK a...

National Performance Framework

New National Performance Framework launched

A new framework for building a more successful and inclusive Scotland, and the way in which progress towards it can be measured, has been launched by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The National Performance Framework (NPF), showcased at an...

Mill O'Forest Win Competition

OPP Pocket Garden winners announced

The overall winners of the annual One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden feature at Gardening Scotland have been revealed. Our annual competition, for Eco-Schools to design and then build a Pocket Garden, has culminated in four overall winners being...

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Scottish Government Press Release: Global Goals Partnership

First Minister and President of Malawi sign new agreement. A framework outlining Scotland and Malawi’s joint commitment to realising the United Nation’s Global Development Goals has been agreed. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and President Peter...

Elli Kontorravdis: Take Action – Do a Kitchen Table Talk

There’s just over two weeks left to help shape the future of Scotland’s food system. As a member of the Scottish Food Coalition, Nourish has been taking part in and promoting Kitchen Table Talks. Make sure the food justice issues you care about are...

Updates from Learning for Sustainability Scotland members

This is an overview of the actions that Learning for Sustainability Scotland members are taking forward to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Scotland. You can find out more about at their website. 1. Culloden Academy SDG Work Kate...

Imagine Belfast

Event: Re-imagine Democracy, 15th March, online and in Belfast

Imagine a country where decisions are honestly made, transparent and accountable, where outcomes cannot be bought or manipulated and where policy-making processes enhance democratic participation and connection. Open Government Networks across the...

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Pocket garden design competition winners revealed

Twenty-two schools from across Scotland have been selected as winners in the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition.   The winners will all now work to bring their creations to life for display in the Garden for Life area at the Gardening...

Organisation Signatories

Gareth Jones: The time is now for Sustainable Development Goals

Organisations from across the country have come together to call on powerbrokers to show their commitment to creating a fairer and healthier planet. The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity...

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Press release: SDG Network publishes open letter

National network publish open letter to ScotGov on Sustainable Development Goals A national network co-ordinated by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has issued an open letter to government bodies asking them to evidence their...

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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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