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Creating a platform for sharing of best practice

A statement from the Norwegian National Committee for the 2030 Agenda, following the 2019 SDG Conference at the University of Bergen.

From the left: Dankert Vedeler, Dag Rune Olsen, Gunnar Bovim, Gro Bjørnerud Moe, Anne Husebekk, and Mari Sundli Tveit.
CLOSING PANEL: The closing panel at the 2019 SDG Conference Bergen, from the left: Dankert Vedeler (moderator), Dag Rune Olsen, Gunnar Bovim, Gro Bjørnerud Moe, Anne Husebekk, and Mari Sundli Tveit.
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Eivind Senneset

Throughout the conference we have asked ourselves what we, as universities, can do to engage with Agenda 2030. As we have seen, the SDGs have meaning only when they are seen as a whole, where actions for one goal do not undermine the intention and realization of any of the others.

When we planned this conference we also asked ourselves the same question: How should universities work with the goals?

Last year we established the National Committee for cooperation with Agenda 2030 in the Norwegian university sector.

This year we want to take this initiative one step further by creating a platform for sharing of best practice in the universities work with the SDGs, with a particular focus on education. This work will be coordinated by the national committee, and the aim is that next year at the 2020 SDG Conference, we will be able to present this platform to you all.

We have also been invited by Dr. Giannini to use UNESCO as a platform for engaging this work also outside of Norway.