The University Commitment to the SDGs: Overview

The University Commitment to the SDGs is a short statement, for signing by the head of the university, that affirms the university’s intention to support and promote the SDGs through their research, education and operations, as well as report on activities in support of the goals.

Click here to read the Commitment and view the current list of signatories.

About the Commitment

The Commitment was initiated by SDSN Australia, NZ & Pacific (AusNZPac) as a tool to engage senior university leadership on the SDGs, start conversations within the university on how it can support them, and demonstrate to external stakeholders why universities are critical for addressing the SDGs. Becoming a signatory does not involve any mandatory or legal obligations, and it is up to each university how it interpret the Commitment. SDSN AusNZPac’s guide, Getting started with the SDGs in Universities, provides practical guidance on how universities can support the implementation of the SDGs towards fulfilling their Commitment.

How to become a signatory

The Commitment is currently open to any university in the Australia, NZ and Pacific region. To become a signatory, the head of the university will need to sign the Commitment text. Universities that are interested in signing the Commitment are invited to contact SDSN AusNZPac ( for further information.

Articles and resources

Announcements and website relating to the Commitment by signatories: