UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is proud to be supporting the implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland.

Introducing the goals

Scotland was amongst the first nations to sign up to these 17 'Global Goals' which are fighting poverty, climate change and inequality both in Scotland and across the world.

The Scotland Malawi Partnership has three strategic aims when it comes to the Global Goals:

1. Government and Parliament

The SMP is encouraging Government and Parliament to deliver on the Global Goals. Every Party Leader in the Scottish Parliament has pledged support to the Global Goals for the Scotland Malawi Partnership.

We are delighted that 85 of Scotland's 129 MSPs have recorded a video for the SMP, choosing one Global Goal they will champion in Parliament for us. See videos from the 4 party leaders below and all video on YouTube here.

2. Wider Civic Society

The SMP has helped secure funding for SCVO to lead with the development of a national website coordinating Scotland's delivery of the Global Goals, a website where you can learn more about the SDGs in Scotland, find out how you can get involved, and share your own story.

We've also developed a special pop-up exhibition made up of 17 banners, each one giving an inspiring case study of a Scotland-Malawi people-to-people link working towards each goal.

The exhibition is free and available for any group in Scotland to use, to help raise awareness of the goals in their community.

So far it's been exhibited at more than 50 events the length and breadth of Scotland, viewed by more than 10,000 Scots.

Get in touch with us if you'd like to host the exhibition.

3. Within our members

The SMP is encouraging and supporting all our 1,200+ members to help deliver the Global Goals through their Malawi links.

Click one of the 17 Global Goals below to see short case study example of Scots and Malawians working together in this area and links to lots of other SMP members also active in this SDG.