What We Do

Sustainable Development Goals

Source: UN in collaboration with Project Everyone
Source: UN in collaboration with Project Everyone

UNAA Victoria is strongly committed to working to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The 17 SDGs (sometimes known as Global Goals) are a universal call to action to protect the planet, end poverty and ensure that all people are able to live in peace and prosperity.

The success of the SDGs will rely on governments, businesses and civil society working together.

UNAA Victoria is supporting the achievement of  the goals through:

Model UN Conferences – topics linked to the SDGs

UNAA Victoria runs Model UN Conferences (MUNC) in schools, universities and workplaces to actively train people in advocacy, debating and global thinking.

Each MUNC debates a SDG-related topic and develops a “new” UN resolution. Click here for a full list of topics.

Opportunities for schools:

Host a MUNC in your own school or join one nearby. Our program is aligned with the Victorian curriculum and provides valuable opportunities for students to develop public speaking, debating, creative and critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Opportunities for universities:

Give current secondary school students an opportunity to experience your university by hosting a MUNC for prospective students in your catchment.

Opportunities for workplaces:

Our MUNC program for workplaces is becoming increasingly popular as more and more Victorian companies adopt a more global view and want to provide employees with an opportunity to think more broadly and globally. This is an exciting alternative to more traditional professional development programs.

Email program coordinator Alex Edge at alex@unaavictoria.org.au to find out more about these opportunities.

Global Goals Academy

In 2016, UNAAV launched the Global Goals Academy (GGA) – a leadership series to educate and empower action towards achieving the Global Goals.

This series of regular panel conversations is being delivered by the UNAAV Young Professionals Network.

Keep an eye on our website for news of coming events or the YPs Facebook page