SDG Accord Report 2020 - Summary

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The SDG Accord is a high profile international initiative that the Global Alliance developed to allow the tertiary education sector to demonstrate its commitment to playing its part in meeting the SDGs, and sharing best practice. This is a partnership initiative, endorsed by the UN’s HESI and many other global partners. It was launched in 2017, and it currently has official commitment from 178 institutions, 170 support organisations and 1534 individuals – all spread across 102 countries.

It is mandatory for institutions that sign the SDG Accord to report on their progress each year. This is an online reporting process and we are flexible with ways in which submissions are made. The reporting process for 2020 was extended this year, and ran from 2nd March - 3rd July. This was to give signatories more time, with the added pressure Covid-19 was placing upon their institutions. There is more explanation about this towards the end of the summary.

This summary is intended as a brief overview of the results, and a full report will follow.