About WMU

Maritime & Ocean Postgraduate Education, Research and Capacity Building
The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit. They came into force on 1 January 2016 and are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the plant and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 interconnected Goals and related Targets promote partnerships and guide the choices made today to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

WMU is well positioned to deliver tangible contributions to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The University's strategic goals, as outlined in the WMU Strategic Plan 2016-2019, its Business Plan 2016-2017 and its current Business Plan 2018-2019, are fully aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The plans focus on the delivery of outcomes in the areas of:

The University is continually focused on supporting IMO member States and maritime industry stakeholders in the implementation of the UN SDGs, in particular, the goals that are of direct relevance to the maritime and ocean agendas.

Through its well-established education, capacity building and research agenda and recognizing that all the goals are interrelated and indivisible, WMU will contribute directly and tangibly to the implementation of the following Global Goals.

Click on each icon below to learn more about WMU's contribution to that specific goal.