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John Thwaites (UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network) to visit UC on 5th of May

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A unique opportunity to learn more about The New UN Sustainable Development Goals and their impact for Education from John Thwaites, who is John_Thwaitesvisiting UC as part of a nationwide tour. John Thwaites comes with first-hand knowledge as he is the Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He will give an hour-long presentation, followed by coffee and conversation, on

  • Thursday 5 May 2016, 09:00 – 10:00 AM
  • Location: Room 105, Business and Law building, University of Canterbury
  • Ticket: Free, everyone welcome

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were officially adopted by world leaders at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September last year. The goals are part of a new sustainable development agenda to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Each of the 17 goals has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. The goals and targets apply to all countries including New Zealand and countries are expected to report on progress in implementing them. The SDGs are likely to have a significant impact on governments and businesses in the next fifteen years.

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched by the Secretary General of the UN to provide expert advice and support to the development of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information contact Lea Kortman

lea.kortman@canterbury.ac.nz

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Author: Puck Algera - UC Sustainability Office

Puck worked at the Sustainability Office at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. As the Sustainability Projects Coordinator, she kept busy with student and staff engagement, providing strategic input and advice and organising sustainability-focused events.

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