UCD’s UN Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Week


UCD School of Medicine will be hosting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Week. All staff and students are invited to attend this event on Monday 4th – Thursday 7th April 2016 from 5pm in the Health Sciences Centre.

January 2016 marked the launch of this event and along with their Health Sciences U21 Partners, they are committed to generating awareness for the UN Goals for global Sustainable Development (SDGs).

This event will feature many keynote talks from not only the staff but also the students all addressing Goal 3 of the SDG’s: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

They have 17 SDG’s and 169 associated targets announced to guide the decisions they take over the next fifteen years. Under the new SDG’s they have said they are committed to achieving sustainable development in the three dimensions which are; economic, social and environmental.

Each day of this four-day event has different themes alongside each of the events taking place.

Monday’s theme is The Role of Universities in Developing Countries.

Tuesday’s theme is Neonatal, Maternal, and Child Health.

Wednesday’s theme is Chronic and Infectious Diseases.

And finally, Thursday’s theme is Accident and Injury.

There is a wide spectrum of events and talks being held so, there is something there for everyone.

If you would like to have a further look a the timetable to see when and where each of the events are on then have a look at the link here SDG’s Awareness Week Timetable.

If you are interested in attending any of the events then you can register for each day if you wish on UN Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Week.

However, if you would just like to know a bit more information about the whole event in general then have a look at UCD School of Medicine’s website here.