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Sustainable Development Day

2-3 December 2021

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, the West Virginia University Center for Resilient Communities, in conjunction with the Department of Geology and Geography in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, hosted the first Sustainable Development Goals Day at WVU in Brooks Hall.

Centering a museum-style exhibit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the third floor of Brooks Hall, the day’s events sought to elevate dialogue on the SDGs, highlight the commitment of our students and faculty to the goals, and explore the relevance of our work (both in research and action) to a unifying vision of a more sustainable future.

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Further activities throughout the day included an open house at the Center for Resilient Communities, a celebration of the Sustainable Development Interns into the Spring program, a film-screening of Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times, and a space to connect and build community for raising awareness over the UN Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. . Hundreds of students explored the exhibit and engaged in meaningful conversations with faculty, staff, and graduate students about our hopes for a better world.



Announcing Sustainable Development Internship Recipients for Spring ‘22

 sust dev interns picture at crc

Twenty-five WVU Eberly College of Arts & Sciences students have been selected for the Sustainable Development Internship at the WVU Center for Resilient Communities, based in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University. The Sustainable Development Internship is designed for undergraduate students who wish to cultivate their leadership and community-based research capacities to contribute to transformative social change in Appalachia. The internship provides students a space to build confidence and capacity in their search for creative solutions to local and global problems.  The WVU Center for Resilient Communities launched the internship program in 2019 to support professional readiness and community-based research training, and to provide opportunities for students to engage with community partners in meaningful social action in West Virginia.

sust dev interns sp 22 cohort


You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not.


Kofi Annan (Former U.N. Secretary General)

 

Sustainable Development Day is made possible through a generous partnership with The One Foundation


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2021, 10 December 2021 

On December 10th, nations, institutions, and communities will come together to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations. The UDHR proclaims the undeniable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being and serves as a foundational document for dialogue and action to address all forms of discrimination. This year's theme – Equality: Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights – calls on us to address discrimination that affects some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Please join us this Friday December 10, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm for an online conversation to celebrate Human Rights Day. Our conversation will feature a panel of experts who will speak on human rights in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality, economic growth, climate action, and peace, justice and strong institutions.

This event is sponsored by the Eberly College Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative on Global Challenges and Local Response Initiatives, the WVU Center for Resilient Communities, and gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development. To register to the webinar: Webinar Registration - Zoom

WELCOMING ADDRESS

Paolo D. Farah, West Virginia University, Eberly College, John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics (Morgantown, WV, USA)

Bradley Wilson, West Virginia University, Eberly College, Center for Resilient Communities(Morgantown, WV, USA)

CHILDREN AND GENOCIDE – EXPLORING ASPECTS OF SDG 16

Chamu Kuppuswamy, Hertfordshire Law School (United Kingdom)

WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

Renu Mishra, Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives - AALI (India)

SDGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: LAND AND GENDER PERSPECTIVES

Beth Roberts, Landesa, Center for Women’s Land Rights, (Seattle, WA)

BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: THE FUTURE EU RULES ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENT DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS

Elena Lunder, Fair Trade Advocacy Office – FTAO (Brussels, Belgium)