The University of Murcia joins the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals- SDGs27 Feb 2019
In 2015 the countries of the world, under the impetus of the United Nations, adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, in Spanish «ODS») that seek to meet the main global needs and make the world a fairer, more equal and more respectful place for the planet.
This is a challenge for humanity, which will not be achieved without the help of all sectors of the population. Universities, with the fundamental role they play both in the present and in the future of society, cannot ignore their responsibility in this matter.
For this reason, the University of Murcia has decided to accept this great common challenge and start to work, giving birth to the project known as “17 ODSesiones”.
It is a transversal project that, between 2019 and 2021, will join faculties, centers, NGOs, public administrations, companies, experts, researchers and students to create awareness of the situation in which we live and try to improve it.
Thus, each month will be dedicated to an SDG, and the faculties most related to its theme will host all kinds of conferences, art exhibitions, cultural actions and solidarity impact and social transformation, in constant collaboration with NGOs and other sectors of society.
Within this context, during the month of March a series of programs and conferences will be held dedicated to the 2nd SDG: ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.
At the meeting last week in Madrid, the Triptolemos Agrifood Campus Network (‘Red de Campus Agroalimentarios de Triptolemos’) highlighted the importance of agri-food campus for the achievement of many of the SDGs, but especially for the achievement of the 2nd SDG. The Mare Nostrum Campus (CMN) with a Polo on "Bioeconomy based on agri-food", highlights the research activity of the University of Murcia and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena in relation to the promotion of sustainable agriculture, in the efficient production of food of animal and plant origin to respond to the demand for food that is expected in the coming years, addressing the availability of food, and promoting food security and nutrition.
Participation in the activities programmed for the SDGs is computable for CRAU credits and equivalent to 1 point of the ODSesioned Card.
More information in pdf attached as well as in:
- https://www.um.es/web/17odsesiones/actividades/hambre-cero (Programa en formato pdf)