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Welcome to the Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) Portal

This global portal is a tool developed by the International Association of Universities (IAU) for its Members, partners and the general public; it provides access to university actions and more initiatives developed around the world to promote sustainability.
Currently, the portal lists over 480 News items, more than 820 Actions from 1186 Universities and 274 Organizations globally (May 2021).

Find initiatives, connect and be active for a more sustainable future and the UN SDGs!

IAU Members’ and Partners’ News

Universities calling for more innovation, transformation and collaboration for SDG 12 and Agenda 2030: A discussion with the IAU HESD Cluster

During the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021, the International Association of Universities (IAU) organized a virtual event with the SDG 12 Cluster... Read more

IAU at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021!

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the yearly conference of the United Nations where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to... Read more

Higher Education and IAU at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

17 to 19 May 2021- IAU and UNESCO organized a session on the role of Higher Education for the SDGs

HLPF 2021 SDGs Learning, Training and Practice Workshops

All recordings, including session 9 co-organized by IAU, are online.

The International Green Gown Awards 2021 Winners are announced !

The winners of the 2021 International Green Gown Awards were announced virtually during the UN HLPF on 7th July 2021.

IAU Horizons: Call for Papers on Leadership for a Sustainable Future

The next issue of IAU Horizons will explore how leadership in Higher Education accelerates actions for Agenda 2030 and SDGs

UNODC’s E4J initiative receives Secretary-General 2020 Innovation Award

IAU is pleased to congratulate our partners at UNODC-E4J on this recognition

Launch of UN's Ocean Decade and World Ocean Day

The ocean we need for the future we want !

Berlin Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development adopted at UNESCO ESD Conference (17-19 May 2021)

IAU applauds to the adoption and the strong call for engagement for ESD at all education levels, including Higher Education

Universities and their actions