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Halfway to the SDGs

The world is halfway towards the goal line for achieving the SDG Goals. Unfortunately, according to the UN’s assessment, the world is only on target to achieving 2 targets within the 17 Goals.

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Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health And Well-being
Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education
Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality
Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation
Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable And Clean Energy
Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth
Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure
Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities And Communities
Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production
Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water
Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life On Land
Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships For The Goals

Goal 1: No poverty

Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed the progress of poverty reduction in the past 25 years leading to an additional 75 – 95 million people living in extreme poverty in 2022. Many countries have introduced short-term social protection measures to help the poor and protect people’s health, jobs and income. If these measures continue, they will provide the needed assistance for the poor and help them move out of poverty.

More on Goal 1

Food security starts with food sovereignty

The UN's Zero Hunger goal faces challenges in West Papua, where palm oil plantations are erasing Indigenous foodways - could a food sovereignty framework help balance development, culture, and sustainability?

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed the progress of poverty reduction in the past 25 years leading to an additional 75 – 95 million people living in extreme poverty in 2022. Many countries have introduced short-term social protection measures to help the poor and protect people’s health, jobs and income. If these measures continue, they will provide the needed assistance for the poor and help them move out of poverty.

More on Goal 2

Universal Basic Income with Scott Santens

This week: Universal Basic Income (UBI) trials have taken place all over the world from Namibia to Alaska. We talk with researcher and advocate Scott Santens about the future of the basic income.

How we’re contributing

The University of Sydney Business School has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), since 2016. The School has committed to ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will systematically transform the narrative of business and management education beyond shareholder value maximisation.