The Student Association of George Brown College (SAGBC) is proud to announce it has signed the SDG Accord, joining a global network of colleges, universities and student unions in confirming its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are 17 goals adopted by the UN that guide international response to the economic, social, and environmental challenges facing the world. Among the goals are calls to end global hunger, poverty, and climate change, as well as improve access to higher education.
“Recognizing that we are at various stages of our path towards a sustainable future, the Student Association will be aligning its activities with the priorities of the UN’s SDGs by signing the SDG Accord,” said Interim Director of communications and Internal Sri Krishna Rajan. “We demonstrate our dedication to playing a crucial role in creating a more prosperous environment for everyone.”
The SAGBC is the third Canadian student union and the first Canadian college student union to sign on to the SDG Accord. It is also the first member of the Canadian Federation of Students to sign the accord.
Having signed the SDG Accord, the SAGBC is now planning new strategies and initiatives which are guided by the SDGs. The SAGBC is also calling on George Brown College to join us in signing the SDG Accord and confirming its long-term strategy is guided by the principles set out by the SDGs.