What We Do

Sustainable Development Goals

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

The Sustainable Development Goals are a group of 17 goals agreed to by the UN’s 194 member states in 2015 as the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable global future. They address the challenges everyone in the world faces – poverty, inequality, climate change, gender equality and justice.

The UN SDGs: An Australian Handbook

UNAA Victoria and Spark Strategy worked in partnership to produce an Australian guide for organisations seeking to align – or already aligning – the SDGs to their operations.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – An Australian Handbook 

2021 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum

UNAAV ran an international Forum online on 20 and 21 April. 

Click here to access the Forum website

Read the post Forum report – Partnerships for the Goals Discussions and Resources

Partnering to localise the SDGs 

UNAA Victoria is working in partnership with key organisations committed to increasing buy in and actions to progress the SDGs in Australia and our region.

Since 2020, we have worked with the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to run webinar discussions around individual goals.

We also partnered with SENVIC to deliver conversation circles around the Goals and the vital role of social enterprises.

During 2018 and 2019, we partnered with Deakin University to run an annual program of events and activities around the SDGs. Click here to read the 17 SDGs in 2018 Report and the 17 SDGs in 2019 Report.

In partnership with the Connected Cities Lab, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, Banksia Foundation and Arup Sydney we were part of the project team for the 2020 SDGs Cities Challenge.

Working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, we contributed to the CivVic Labs Challenge.

Led by the Global Compact Network Australia, we were also part of a coalition of more than 50 businesses, universities and organisations calling on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to use the SDGs to guide Australia out of the pandemic.

“The SDGs outline a path to 2030 that leaves no one behind, and creates a sustainable world through the development of new markets and opportunities for governments, companies, workers and communities. There is already widespread support of the SDGs across Australia, including
from the business community, for the future that these global goals define. Creating a fairer, more resilient and cleaner economy does not require the reinvention of frameworks or agreements. Instead, we are in a unique position to use the SDGs as the basis for a socially just and green recovery, one that further strengthens Australia’s ability to meet the SDGs.”