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The Definition of Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) approved the Millennium Declaration in 2000. In the following year, the UN adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and confirm to achieve the eight goals by 2015. On the 25th of September in 2015, the UN announced that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and set 2016 as the first year of the sustainable development. The SDGs include 17 goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators, and they are also the overarching framework for the global development until 2030.

Our school upholds the philosophy of holistic education and our seven educational principles are integrally in line with the SDGs, especially the first one, “We respect the dignity of nature and of humanity, and we seek to promote harmony between the Creator, oneself, all other human beings, and the entire creation through the wise and prudent utilization of professional knowledge of the sciences and the humanities.” This principle fully integrated into the spirit of the SDGs. According to the philosophy of holistic education, the Center for General Education has divided the curriculum into four major categories: the Creator, the Humanity, the Entire Creation, and the Individual Self. Each semester, we offer more than 150 courses that cover the three major areas of what SDGs call for, economic growth, environmental protection, and social progress, as well as are fully integrated into the 17 SDGs. In short, our educational principles conform to the spirit of the 17 SDGs.

In order to coordinate our efforts and resources to implement the SDGs, the Center for General Education established the Academy of Sustainable Development under the guidance of our school. We will practice the SDGs through our courses, activities, and research. Meanwhile, by striking a balance between expertise and general knowledge, a balance between education and personality, a balance between the individual and the community, and a balance between body, mind, and spirit, all teachers and students are encouraged to practice the SDGs in their daily life. The SDGs will be extended to all corners of society from individuals.

About SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals definition

SDG1. No Poverty:End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

SDG2. Zero Hunger:End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

SDG3. Good Health And Well-Being:Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

SDG4. Quality Education:Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

SDG5. Gender Equality:Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

SDG6. Clean Water And Sanitation:Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

SDG7. Affordable And Clean Energy:Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

SDG8. Decent Work And Economic Growth:Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

SDG9. Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure:Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

SDG10. Reduce Inequalities:Reduce inequality within and among countries.

SDG11. Sustainable Cities And Communities:Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SDG12. Responsible Consumption And Production:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG13. Climate Action:Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SDG14. Life Below Water:Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

SDG15. Life On Land:Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

SDG16. Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions:Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

SDG17. Partnerships For The Goals:Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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