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The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) now a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

We are pleased to announce that the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) has been accepted to be part of the The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the world’s leading knowledge network for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDSN is an international network which mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development and has operated under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General and leadership of Professor Jeffrey Sachs, since 2012. The network spans six continents and draws upon the knowledge and educational capacity of over 1,200 member institutions which work together to achieving the UN SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. In particular, the SDSN’s work focuses on four main areas:

  • Providing and mobilizing support for the SDGs
  • Supporting governments and all other stakeholders in understanding and addressing the challenges of sustainable development
  • Promoting high-quality education and research collaboration for sustainable development
  • Promoting practical Solution Initiatives and long-term pathways for sustainable development

By working closely with UN agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society, the SDSN aims to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world.

UCLan Cyprus, by joining the global SDSN, also joined SDSN Cyprus which works with all sectors of society to improve the country’s performance in implementing the SDGs, collecting and disseminating best practices, raising awareness, promoting sustainable development education, engaging with youth, and assisting the authorities, the private sector and civil society organisations in mainstreaming the SDGs into their daily operations.

As an SDSN Member, UCLan Cyprus is now connected to the growing global SDSN community. Membership benefits include participation in National and Regional SDSNs, engagement with SDSN’s Thematic Networks, joint fundraising localising the 2030 Agenda. UCLan Cyprus is fully committed to education and research for Sustainable Development through the mutual exchange and sharing of education curriculum and applied research outputs including through the SDG Academy, education and research programmes. UCLan Cyprus is also happy to belong to a growing collaborative network contributing to a stronger voice and visibility globally around the SDGs. In line with the SDSN’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, UCLan Cyprus is looking forward to getting involved and supporting global Solution Initiatives.

For more information, please contact the Chair of Research and Innovation of UCLan Cyprus, Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou at slaulhe-shaelou@uclan.ac.uk or 24694008