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Northwestern and UN SDGs

The world faces critical and urgent global challenges—from environmental degradation, to rising inequality, to loss of confidence in democratic institutions. The problems identified by the world’s  nations through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) framework are complex, multifaceted global issues best solved through partnerships across disciplines, nations, and institutions.

Our Contributions

Track the ways our community is addressing these goals.

Through teaching, research and engagement, Northwestern is leveraging its interdisciplinary excellence and collaborative culture to create new avenues for faculty, students and scholars to bring integrated expertise to bear on pressing global challenges.

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Wellbeing
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Good