The UN SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. The SDSN has operated under the auspices of the UN Secretary General and leadership of Professor Jeffrey Sachs since 2012. It is the only UN-mandated network of universities which mobilises the academic community to translate the latest expertise into action to advance the SDGs
All countries have a big job ahead to create SDG roadmaps and strategies for successJeffrey Sachs, SDSN President
Spanning six continents, the SDSN network comprises over 1,700 member institutions, most of which are universities, coordinated by 50 National and Regional Networks.