The Hunter Region SDG Task Force is a group of motivated businesses, not-for-profits and government bodies who are focused on collaborating to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Hunter Region.
Established in 2020, following the United Nations' launch of the decade of action, we saw the importance and urgency of taking action now to achieve the SDGs in our region.
The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are 17 global goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries - both developed and developing - in a global partnership.
They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
The Task Force is essentially a collaboration of 17 action groups which have come together to set targets and take action on each of the 17 SDGs.
Each of the 17 action groups will be empowered to directly work on achieving that goal through, not only their current actions, but by identifying any other opportunities to better address all of the targets within the goal and collaborating with others in the region to do so.
The role of the Hunter Region SDG Task Force is to drive the accountability, education and collaboration of the UN SDGs and to accelerate the delivery in our region.
Our goal as a region is to lead the world in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to do this by accelerating the achievement of the SDGs through facilitating collaboration, education and advocacy across the region.