Sustainable Development Goals Awareness Week

18-21 April 2017

3 easy ways to participate

1) Visit the Stands, see attached, in the new Student Centre 

2) Get active on Social Media. Tweet on #SDGweekUCD  and  RT.  

Like and invite on our live Facebook account:  https://www.facebook.com/SDGs-at-UCD-927585674045728/

Twitter

@UCD_SDG

#SDGweekUCD

3) Get SDG Cards tomorrow form the stands for Photos of staff/students around the campus.

Send to   ucdsdg@gmail.com  or post on  #SDGweekUCD   (€200 for the most RTed photo!)

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Schedule  for Information Stands in the Foyer of the New UCD Student Centre:

9am to 4pm,

April 18th Tuesday:

  • SDG Awareness in the UCD Community                  (17 SDGs  and 169 Targets)

Samuel - samuel.almeida@ucdconnect.ie

Eoin- Eoin.gormley@ucdconnect.ie

  • Smoking Free UCD Campus                                      (SDG Target: 3.a)

Megan- megan.mcnulty@ucdconnect.ie

Ryan- ryan.o-meara@ucdconnect.ie

Amy-  amy.gargan@ucdconnect.ie

  • Ethical Fashion                                                           (SDG Targets: 12.1, 12.2, 12.8)

Megan-  megan.mcnulty@ucdconnect.ie

Roseanna- roseanna.shanahan@ucdconnect.ie

 April 19th Wednesday:                   

  • SDG Awareness in the UCD Community                  (17 SDGs  and 169 Targets)

Samuel - samuel.almeida@ucdconnect.ie

Eoin- Eoin.gormley@ucdconnect.ie

  • Plastic                                                                         (SDG Target:  14.1)

Andrew- Andy andrew.curtin@ucdconnect.ie

Rachael- rachael.neville@ucdconnect.ie

  • Water                                     (SDG Target: 3.3, 3.9, 6.1-6, 6a-b, 11.5, 12.4, 15.1, 15.8)

Emily - emily.sharples@ucdconnect.ie

Rachael -rachael.neville@ucdconnect.ie

  • Sustainable Vegetarian Eating                                 (SDG Target:  8.4, 12.1, 12a)

Emily - emily.sharples@ucdconnect.ie

Cameron - Cameron.O-Farrell@ucdconnect.ie

April 20th Thursday: 

  • SDG Awareness in the UCD Community                  (17 SDGs  and 169 Targets)

Samuel - samuel.almeida@ucdconnect.ie

Eoin- Eoin.gormley@ucdconnect.ie

  • STDs in the UCD Community:  HIV/AIDS Awareness          (SDG Target:  3.3)

Paul – ppwalsh@ucd.ie

Paddy – Paddy.Mallon@ucd.ie

Marlene-  marlene.roche@ucdconnect.ie

Ailtin- ailtin.duignan@ucdconnect.ie

  • Gender Sensitive Development and Maternal Health       (SDG Target: 1b, 3.1, 3.7)

Paul – ppwalsh@ucd.ie

Lamia- lamia.tadjine@ucdconnect.ie

Charlotte- charlotte.hirst@ucdconnect.ie

  • Sustainable Energy use on the UCD Campus          (SDG Target:  7.1-3, 7a, 7b, 7.b.1)

Lauren- lauren.farden@ucdconnect.ie

Daniel- daniel.meehan@ucdconnect.ie

April 21st Friday:                                         

  • SDG Awareness in the UCD Community                  (17 SDGs  and 169 Targets)

Samuel - samuel.almeida@ucdconnect.ie

Eoin- Eoin.gormley@ucdconnect.ie

  • Safety in the UCD Campus: Consent                                    (SDG Target:  4a)

Lynnete - lynette.moore@ucdconnect.ie

Aisling  - aisling.oconnell@ucdconnect.ie

  • UCD Promoting SDG Education in Schools                         (SDG Target:  4.3, 4.5, 4.7, 13.3)

Lynnete- lynette.moore@ucdconnect.ie

Lauren  -lauren.burke@ucdconnect.ie

Ciara- Ciara.Whelan@ucd.ie

Conor- Conor.Galvin@ucd.ie

  • UCD Book Drive:  Books for Communities in Need            (SDG Target:  4.6.1)

Lauren -lauren.farden@ucdconnect.ie

Jordon- jordan.kelly@ucdconnect.ie

Names from left to Right.

Dr Gabrielle O'Kelly- Programe Director Higher Diploma in Mental health, UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems.

Dr Naomi Mutea- Dean, School of Nursing, Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru Kenya.

Mary Joy Kaimuri- Chairman of departments, School of Nursing, Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru Kenya.

Professor Paul Walsh- UCD Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development

Dr Purity Mwendwa - Post Doctoral Research Fellow - UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems.

China’s Remarkable Transformation

Dr. Yue Xiaoyong
H.E. Ambassador of China to Ireland

Venue: George Moore Auditorium in the UCD Science Building

Date & Time: Tuesday April 18th 4pm

Welcome: Professor Andrew J Deeks, President of UCD

Inaugural Talk in UCD: Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, H.E. Ambassador of China to Ireland

Q& A: Chaired by Professor Patrick Paul Walsh, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development Studies.

All Welcome

Hosted by

  • UCD President Office
  • UCD Centre of Sustainable Development Studies, SPIRe.
  • UCD Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • UCD Economics Society
  • UCD Politics and International Relations Society
  • UCD Confucius Institute in Ireland
  • UCD School of Economics

A Biography of Dr. Yue Xiaoyong

Graduated with a M.A. from Wuhan University and a Ph.D. from Beijing University. A hugely successful career diplomat, Married with one daughter.

  • 2016~- .Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland since 2016.
  • 2014~-2016 MFA adviser for the China-Arab States Expo and Ambassador for policy planning in MFA.
  • 2007~2013 Ambassador to the State of Qatar; Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;
  • 2002~2006 Deputy Director General for Policy Planning of MFA; Director General for policy planning in the Research Office of the State Council, PRC, Political Counsellor and Head of Political office of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. from 1997 to 2002.
  • 1990~2002 Deputy Division Director, Division Director, and Dept. Counsellor and Dept. leadership member in the Dept. Of North American and Oceanian Affairs (NAOA), MFA, in 1990’s.
  • 1985~1990 Joined diplomatic service in mid-1980’s as desk officer in the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Affairs Division, Dept. of NAOA, MFA; served as private secretary to the Ambassador and political officer in the Chinese Embassy in UK.
  • 1975~1985 Deputy Principal and Teacher of Hongmiao Primary and Middle School in Enshi City, Hubei Province; student consultant in the English Dept., College of Foreign Languages, Wuhan University.

Under the theme "Shaping Future Governments", the World Government Summit (WGS) is the largest global platform dedicated to exploring the future of governments driven by technological advances and evolving citizen expectations, and showcases future trends in government services, leadership, and innovation. The summit brings together over 3,000 leaders, policy makers, academics, and key representatives from international organizations from over 130 countries.

One track of the WGS is the "SDGs in Action @ WGS'' program. This program was organized in collaboration with the United Nations, the World Bank and OECD. Stakeholders from around the world looked at the key challenges to the implementation of the goals and to identify potential solution.

The 2017 edition of the "SDGs in Action @ WGS" looked at the role of Science, Technology and Innovation in the implementation of the SDGs. The Format of the program was a mix of plenary and cluster discussions that lead to ideas that where pitched to the delegates and voted on.

Professor Patrick Paul Walsh chaired a cluster on SDG 10 that produced a winning idea that will be showcased at the UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) in May 2017.

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/TFM/STIForum2017

The winning idea uses existing technologies to create a crowd sourcing and financial matching platform to enable STI transfer to deliver government services in poor countries.

Yao (Sara) Han has been granted "the 2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad" by China Scholarship Council. Ambassador Xiaoyong Yue attended the ceremony, presented the award, delivered a keynote speech, and had a talk with the awardees. The awards ceremony was held at the Chinese Embassy in Dublin on 24 February 2017 facilitated by First Secretary Xiaochuang Wu.

This award, starting in 2003, was founded by the Chinese government with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies will be considered by the award selection panel. Only 501 young talents were granted the 2016 award all over the world.

Yao (Sara) Han is Ph.D candidate at School of Politics and International Relations and Ph.D researcher at Geary Institute for Public Policy. Her doctoral studies panel includes: Johan A. Elkink (Principal Supervisor), Lan Xue (Tsinghua University), and Patrick Paul Walsh (Chair).

China Scholarship Council and the Chinese Embassy also expressed their sincere gratitude to all those contributing to her remarkable achievements.

 

The launch of a book to honour the research and writings of Prof John Coakley took place on Friday 20 January 2017.

Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland: Making and Breaking a Divided Island, edited by Niall O Dochartaigh (NUI Galway) Katy Hayward (QUB) and Elizabeth Meehan (UCD), published by Routledge, January 2017.

Further details:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/book-launch-dynamics-of-political-change-in-ireland-making-and-breaking-a-divided-island-registration-30551600660 

What began in 2011 as a popular uprising has now become a catastrophe, with 10,000 dead and a famine looming

At the tip of the Arabian peninsula, Yemen’s disastrous war has been raging for nearly two years. Somewhat overshadowed by the devastating crisis in Syria, it is nonetheless a major calamity: according to the U.N., more than 10,000 people have lost their lives, while more than 20m (of a total population of some 27m) are in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 3m people are internally displaced, while hundreds of thousands have fled the country altogether. There are reports of looming famine as the conflict destroys food production in the country.

So how did Yemen get here – and what are the prospects for turning things around?

Full Article:

http://time.com/4629949/yemen-humanitarian-crisis/

 

On 1 January 2016, the United Nations officially launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, spearheaded by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. “The SDGs are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said of the 2030 Agenda, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at a summit at UN Headquarters in New York in September 2015. The SDGs address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasizing that no one should be left behind. Broad and ambitious in scope, the Agenda addresses the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental, as well as important aspects related to peace, justice and effective institutions.

In this seminar, Professor Patrick Paul Walsh will argue that economists have the theories and modelling techniques to integrate economic, social and environmental dimensions into one sustainable development pathway. He will identify the development of new SDG lead institutions as the key challenge for the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

For more on the SDGs visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

Full Article:

https://www.balsillieschool.ca/event/economics-for-sustainable-development-goals

This report brings together the results of two conferences on the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The conferences were organised in cooperation with partners from science, government, the United Nations and civil society.

The first conference focused on “Measuring Sustainable Development” and was run by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and UN University in 2015. Patrick Paul Walsh was a speaker this important event.

The second was a “Foresight workshop on science needs in implementing the SDG framework” and was organised by the German Committee Future Earth, Future Earth and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in 2016.

http://futureearth.org/media/contribution-science-implementing-sustainable-development-goals
Report

http://futureearth.org/sites/default/files/2016_report_contribution_science_sdgs.pdf