Sustainable Development Goals Fund

The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) is an international multi-donor and multi-agency development mechanism created in 2014 by UNDP, on behalf of the UN system, to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. The main objective of the SDG-F is to bring together UN agencies, national governments, academia, civil society and business to address the challenges of poverty. It builds on the experience, knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices of the MDG experience, while expanding its activities towards sustainable development and a higher attention on public-private partnerships. Gender and women’s empowerment is a cross-cutting priority in all our areas of work. The SDG-F intends to act as a bridge in the transition from MDGs to SDGs providing concrete experiences on “how” to achieve a sustainable and inclusive world post 2015.

Rey Juan Carlos University

Rey Juan Carlos (Rey) University is a public institution that has special sensitivity to issues relating to sustainable development. Achieving the SDG is a task that involves everybody and to this end public universities have to participate too. In this line, through teaching and research, URJC will be contributing to the goals and objectives that the international community has laid out in Agenda 2030. The studies on sustainable development in all its dimensions and perspectives, and the publication of the analysis of this reality which are being carried out within the URJC will be priorities in this area. Scientific input means, obviously, an essential element that has a conceptual framework to address the notion of sustainable development and its effects on the international scene component. URJC, especially through research, can contribute decisively to the definition of this notion and the determination of the content and scope regarding current international relations. Therefore the URJC has set up the Chair on development and poverty eradication (SDG-FUND and URJC) as the center of operations.