In 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force. The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty.

The goals of the UN SDG initiative are:

·         To enlist academic institutions that provide health professional training to participate in the education and training of SDGs

·         To incorporate the SDGs into health care curricula through the use of case-study pedagogy

·         To promote global values of professionalism, ethics, and social responsibility in the health professionals of tomorrow

·         To encourage students to participate in field work in local and global under-served communities and attain the SDG targets in those specific communities

·         To facilitate interprofessional learning

·         To foster understanding of interprofessional working in global health issues

UN SDG Initiative Core Team

The current Chair of the U21 SDG initiative is Dr Louisa Remedios from the University of Melbourne. Click here to find out more about members of the UN SDG Initiative Core Team.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the UN SDG Initiative then please contact Corrina Greenwood, U21 HSG Operations Manager

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For more information on the U21 UN MDG Initiative (2006-2015), please visit