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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Indianapolis

United Nations

United Nations

The United Nations was created in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN accomplishes this by working to prevent conflict, helping parties in conflict make peace, deploying peacekeepers, and creating the conditions to allow peace to hold and flourish. These activities often overlap and should reinforce one another, to be effective.

What is the United Nations?

UN Women - Spring 2024 Watch Party Programs

Guest Speaker: Jelena Pia-Comella (fmr. Permanent Rep of Andorra to the UN; Managing Coordinator of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes)

Topic: “Women’s Leadership in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution”

February 14, 2024 - LRC 107 - 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Registration link HERE

Guest Speaker: Six guest speakers including Larisa Schelkin (globally recognized leader in Science Diplomacy) and Donna Sroka (helped lead an international virtual exchange where vocational students were involved in a project with the International Space Station)

Topic: “Global Women of Tech and the UN” Roundtable

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2024 - LRC 107 - 9-10:30 a.m.

Registration link HERE

Guest Speaker: Cemre Ulker (Representative of Journalists and Writers Foundation to the UN)

Topic: “SDG 5: Gender Equality and Press Freedoms”

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2024 - LRC 107 - 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Registration link HERE


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This guide explores the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and related resources and topics. 

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

17 Goals to Transform Our World

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.


Do you know all 17 SDGs?

United Nations Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

  • The one-hour UN Virtual Tour offers an exciting opportunity to explore the United Nations from the comfort of your home. You will have a chance to meet live one of our multilingual tour guides who will take you on a virtual journey through the history of the United Nations and speak about the Organization’s work in addressing global challenges.
  • Through an interactive experience, you will learn how the United Nations addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security, and human rights, and how you can support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Progress on SDG: The Gender Snapshot 2022

Education for Sustainable Development Goals