Opportunities for universities to contribute to Australia's National Volunatry Review

9 November, 2017  |  Australia  ,  SDG Localisation  ,  Universities & SDGs   

Australia will be presenting its first National Voluntary Review (VNR) on national implementation of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs to the United Nations High Level Political Forum in July 2018. The VNR provides an opportunity to highlight Australia’s achievements, priorities and challenges – both domestically and internationally – in advancing the 2030 Agenda.

Several Government departments and agencies have launched calls for case studies on the implementation of certain SDGs or themes as potential contributions towards VNR.

Australian universities contribute to the implementation of the SDGs in many significant ways through their teaching, research, operations and leadership.

Below are opportunities for providing university input into the VNR. We strongly encourage universities to take this opportunity to submit their work, so that the important contribution of the sector is acknowledges and showcased in the VNR.

Government calls for input


Education SDG


Environment and energy SDGs


Cities SDG

Other opportunities for engagement


Event: Building networks for development impact: Sydney

  • Date: Thu 23 November 2017, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Location: Sydney
  • Hosts: The Research for Development Impact Network and the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney
  • Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/building-networks-for-development-impact-sydney-tickets-39000374169
  • Overview: The event will feature an opportunity to strengthen cross-sectoral partnerships and meet and greet like-minded individuals working in the sector. The forum will also consider how an active Sydney development network can best engage in the process leading to Australia’s VNR. The forum will discuss potential opportunities for practical connected action or peer support to effectively engage with DFAT or other government agencies.