ArabUNi aims to bring together universities, colleagues, research institutions, societies (academic/professional) and individuals from across Arab countries and the rest of the world in a global forum to collaborate and reconnect with the discourse of Sustainable Development (SD). ArabUNi will therefore help Arab universities and research institutions to play a critical role enabling their countries to achieve the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WASD is delighted to have been working very closely with the various United Nations Agencies, most specifically with the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU). Both JIU and WASD are inspired by conviction United Nations Agenda 2030 for SD and the 17 SDGs that provides momentum for a renewed UN engagement with the public and private sectors.
ArabUNi aims to critically examine a number of issues relating to the role and relevance of Arab universities and research institutions to the contemporary discourse of Arab’s sustainable inclusive knowledge-based development such as the:
ArabUNi also aims to improve the research within universities to help achieve Agenda 2030 and SDGs by addressing the significant demand for evidence-based research across the world. ArabUNi is therefore aims to provide practical recommendations and actions to help transform the way Arab universities conduct and use research to achieve the SDGs, and the way Arab universities access and benefit from the global data freely available for use by leading international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, etc. ArabUNi will work closely with all Arab universities to address the following key issues in their contribution to Arab’s efforts to achieve the Agenda 2030 and its SDGs.
The objectives of ArabUNi include, but are not limited to: