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Background information

Select background information on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and past activities.

Key documents

The Sustainable Development Goals
Overview of the 17 Goals

The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development (September 2019)
The first Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) prepared by the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General.

The first UN Ocean Conference (June 2017)

Norway’s follow-up of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (July 2016)

One Year Closer: Norway’s progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2016)
Status Report by Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (September 2015)
The UN Resolution 70/1 in which the UN unanimously adopted the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Sustainable Development Report (2015)

A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development
The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (2013)

Past activities

Remembering the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen – in February 2020, the third national SDG Conference Bergen took place in the University Aula in Bergen. The theme for the conference was Action/Inaction: Technologies and Partnerships.

Remembering the 2019 SDG Conference Bergen – in February 2019, the second national SDG Conference for Norway's university sector was arranged in the University Aula in Bergen. The conference theme was re:thinking/re:working – addressing the inequality of knowledge.

Remembering the 2018 SDG Conference Bergen – in February 2018, the University of Bergen organised the inaugural, high-level SDG Conference Bergen, on behalf of the university sector in Norway and in cooperation with Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education and Research.

UiB making its mark at the Ocean Conference – in June 2017, the University of Bergen and international partners made several voluntary commitments as part of SDG 14: Life Below Water.

Workshop: Universities and the SDGs – in February 2017, the University of Bergen arranged the workshop that started the process that led to the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen one year later.