March 1-5, 2021 marks the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action & Awareness Week, coordinated by the University Global Coalition (UGC), the State University of New York (SUNY), and multiple higher education institutions from around the world. First adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ( are a roadmap to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges by 2030. The interconnected goals are a way for institutions to address sustainability holistically and with a people-first approach.


The event will provide resources for students, faculty, and staff to learn about the SDGs and to assist in incorporating SDG-related concepts into their current course structure and projects in a flexible, online format. The UGC also encourages higher education institutions to host their own SDG awareness-raising events during this week and open them to participants from around the world by submitting the details at Events can focus on a particular SDG or general SDG-related topics, and details should be submitted no later than February 22.

For more information on this event and to view available resources, visit