Global Goals

Striving for the Common Good:

Connecting Our Vision to the Global Goals

The University of Dayton campus community is invited to take part in Striving for the Common Good: Connecting Our Vision to the Global Goals, from 9 am to 3 pm on May 7 in Kennedy Union.

As the “University for the Common Good,” we are called to serve others through our work, teaching, scholarship, service, creative endeavors, and partnerships. The United Nations Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs) can offer both a frame of reference and a plan for action that links our own efforts with an international movement to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all — without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Global Goals are a set of 17 broad goals to transform the human experience and the health of the planet by 2030. The global community has made tremendous progress in recent decades, but there is much work that remains to be done. To that end, the Global Goals build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but with two major differences. First, whereas the MDGs called upon rich countries to support development for the world’s poorest countries, the Global Goals call for action from every sector — business, government, education, non-profit, and even individuals — in order to promote prosperity and protect the planet. Second, the emphasis on global is not a call to action on the other side of the world. Instead, it is an invitation to work locally for global change. Global means everyone, everywhere.

Learn how you can become part of the story of achieving an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient future for everyone — here in Dayton and around the world.

Join the conversation.

What are your Global Goals?



The deadline for registration is April 30, 2018. Register now (www) >

Contact Us

For more information about the the sustainable development agenda, visit Global Goals online.

For more details about the May 7 event and the University of Dayton's engagement with the Global Goals, contact planning team members Don Pair, Jennifer Speed, or Jason Pierce.


Global Goals

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