Secretary of State writes to UKSSD

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, DFID's new Secretary of State, has responded to UKSSD's brief to the Prime Minister underlining her personal commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Welcome Daisy! Our newest steering group member

We’re thrilled to welcome Daisy Thompson to UKSSD’s steering group after she successfully applied to join us last year. Daisy is part of Nestle’s Sales Graduate Scheme and will be joining the UKSSD steering group to help improve youth representation in the network, our decision-making and activities. Read more

Council action on the Sustainable Development Goals – your views needed

If you’re working for or with a council and have completed any activity related to the Sustainable Development Goals, please complete our short survey by 14 February 2020. Read more

Organisations demand action from PM on Sustainable Development Goals

UKSSD delivers a resolute brief to PM Boris Johnson. It outlines 3 key actions the Government must undertake to uphold its promises for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Read more

Launching our SDG action plan

2020 is a critical moment in our history. It’s time to decide if you will make the most of it. Last night, our partners joined us at Nando’s innovation kitchen as we launched our action plan for the SDGs in the UK. Read more

Sustainable Development Goals necessary to fix UK’s broken food system

Nestlé, Nando’s, BaxterStorey, WWF, the Food Ethics Council and more join UKSSD’s new Food System Programme to switch-on the SDGs in the UK. Read more

First of a kind partnership for Sustainable Development Goal action in London

UKSSD and BEE Midtown launch the first partnership of its kind to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals in London. Read more

UKSSD publishes scorecard of UK Voluntary National Review

The scorecard, published today, assesses the UK Government’s Voluntary National Review on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Although there are positive signs of progress, of the eleven areas considered by partners in UKSSD’s advocacy action group, none receive a green rating to indicate it satisfied the expectations of a VNR process. Read more

Government’s Voluntary National Review casts doubt on its commitment to the SDGs

In it's new report, the International Development Committee identifies serious failings in the preparation and presentation of UK’s first Voluntary National Review of progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Government publishes UK Voluntary National Review on the SDGs

Throughout the 250 page review the UK Government acknowledges the important role stakeholders play in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. We need to wait for details to emerge but after four years of asking, we're pleased that a stakeholder engagement mechanism is formally being committed to in the review. Read more

Two leading industry experts join UKSSD to accelerate progress on SDGs

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria Page and Jeff Twentyman as the new co-chairs of UKSSD. They join UKSSD at an exciting time for the initiative and bring lots of energy and expertise to help accelerate the UK's progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Strengthening the UK Government’s Voluntary National Review

UKSSD and Bond provide detailed feedback to the UK Government on the recently published Emerging Findings and Further Engagement document in advance of the final stages of producing the Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Read more

Localising the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK

UKSSD is pleased to announce that in partnership with researchers at the Realising Just Cities programme, we have secured funding for a two-day residential workshop to explore how UK cities can localise the Sustainable Development Goals Read more

The Sustainable Development Goals have shown Government is failing to tackle hunger in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for a Minister for Hunger on the publication of its report, 'Hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity in the UK', which continues its scrutiny of the Government’s action on the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Read more

What we know: The UK's Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals

The UK Government’s approach to its Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals involves individual departments drafting a Goal review relevant to its policy areas. In this article we capture some of what we know so far and where we can see challenges emerging. Read more

UK faith leaders urge Prime Minister to act on her duty to deliver SDGs

UK religious leaders call on the Prime Minister to act on her duty to work with communities in the UK to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals Read more

Number 10 writes to UKSSD following Measuring Up

In a letter addressed to UKSSD Co-chair Dominic White, the Assistant Private Secretary to the Prime Minister confirmed once again that the Government is ‘committed to promoting and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals’. Read more

Measuring up authors attend meeting with the Department for International Development

On 31 July, the Department for International Development (DFID) asked UKSSD to invite a small group of Measuring up authors to a meeting to explore its proposals for its report on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2019. Read more

The Sustainable Development Goals can help the UK become a country for everyone

As UKSSD publishes a landmark report on the UK’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, Emily Auckland, Network Director, says the SDGs are a once in a lifetime opportunity to make the UK a country for everyone. Read more

Government responds to EAC report on Sustainable Development Goals in the UK

Last week the Government finally responded to the Environmental Audit Committee report on its inquiry on the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Read more

Government commit to reporting on SDGs to UN in 2019

Statement from our Co-chairs: We welcome the news that the Government intends to share it's progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2019. Read more

Science without borders

UKSSD were invited to support a Sustainable Development Goals edition of the environmental SCIENTIST published in September this year. Our Co-chair, Farooq Ullah, was guest editor to the edition which explores the role of science in achieving the agenda. Read more