Our partnership to accelerate action on the SDGs in Midtown

UKSSD is pleased to launch its new partnership with London’s BEE Midtown – the first business network of its kind in the UK to commit to bringing its members together to work collectively for the Sustainable Development Goals. 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

Welcome to our new steering group

We were overwhelmed by our partners response to our request for new representation on our steering group and are pleased to announce the appointment of six new members. Between them they bring a mix of skills and expertise to strengthen the capacity of our existing group. Read more

Our new strategy to inform, influence and inspire

On 19 June we were joined by partners of the network to launch our new strategy and explore how we’re going to achieve our vision. Read more

Making the SDGs mean business: Moving from talk to action

On 22 May, we co-hosted a one day workshop with UKSSD partners DNVGL to explore what more is needed to move business from talk to action on the delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

The Global Goals - an opportunity for a better future for all

In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and fix climate change. Together, the Goals represent the world’s first comprehensive blueprint for a better, more prosperous, sustainable future for all. Read more

Our open letter to the Prime Minister published

Our open letter to the Prime Minister We coordinated an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May from over 80 UK businesses. The signatories of the letter called on the Government to show its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the UK and pledged to do their bit to support the Government’s efforts. Read more

We submit evidence to parliamentary inquiry into Goal 5 in the UK

The Women and Equalities Committee recently launched a new inquiry into the Government’s plans for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK. Read more