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Global Goals Issue Forum at Stander

Global Goals Issue Forum at Stander

17 UN Goals Icons

We will explore the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Goals and the theme of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the Stander Symposium.

Approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members will take part in an interactive, cross-disciplinary, student-led event.

After receiving an introduction to the 2030 Agenda and an overview of U.S. and UD’s engagement with the Goals, participants will break out into small groups to deliberate about whether or not UD should increase its engagement with the Global Goals. The groups will reassemble at the end to share and reflect.

Overview of Issue Forum:

  • 2 fora will be held to accommodate participant schedules: 10:30a-12:00p & 1:30-3:00p
  • Timeline of event—Total: 1.5 hours
    • 25 minutes introduction (all participants)
    • 5 minutes move into breakout groups and introductions
    • 45 minutes small group discussion (approx. 5-6 participants + 1 student facilitator each)
    • 15 minutes reassemble and share out (all participants)
    • Immediately following--debrief with student facilitators (15 minutes)

Questions raised in the forum:

  • What does sustainable development look like for the University of Dayton?
  • What are the economic, social, and environmental impacts of sustainable development?
  • What are the costs and benefits of trying to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at the University of Dayton?
  • How will achieving or failing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals affect my life and career?

Participants will receive preparatory materials approximately one week prior to the symposium. Student Facilitators are required to take a 2 hour training session in the weeks leading up to the Stander Symposium

Link to the Issue Guide >

Sponsored by: Human Rights Center and Hanley Sustainability Institute, in conjunction with the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium.

Questions? Tony Talbott

Striving for the Common Good!

Register below.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Morning Session: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Science Center Auditorium

How: Early registration is encouraged to help us prepare the small-group dialogue spaces. You can register the day of the forum in the Science Center Auditorium lobby prior to the forum start time. There are two different sessions available to sign up for. If conflicts arise, it is possible to switch sessions after registration. Contact

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Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Goals are the world’s roadmap for social, economic, and environmental sustainable development in the 21st century. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a metrics framework with numerous targets and corresponding indicators under each Goal. The Global Goals Agenda calls on all of us--governments, universities, businesses, and individuals--to come together and do our part for the betterment of people, planet and prosperity.

Progress on the Goals is reviewed every year in July at the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum (HLPF). The 2019 HLPF will focus on a set of six Global Goals under the theme Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.


Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium

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