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Experts Directory: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted in September 2015 by all UN Member States as a new plan of action. The OSU School of Global Studies and Partnerships provides more information about the ways that the OSU community is contributing to these goals. To learn more about the goals and find resources and research, please see this guide created by the OSU Libraries.

Experts Directory allows researchers to indicate that their work is contributing towards achieving specific goals.


Labels are useful for recording the relationship of a researcher profile, scholarly work, professional activity, grant, or course to a UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How to Add SDG Labels to Your Profile

Please see these instructions for adding SDG Labels to your profile. This will allow users of the Experts public profile site to see you when they filter by SDGs using the facet on the left side of the page. The labels will also be displayed on your About page on your profile.

You may already have SDGs linked to your profile. Please feel free to add or remove SDGs as appropriate.

How to Add SDG Labels to Activities

Although this data is not yet displayed on public profiles, it is helpful to identify this work for reporting and ranking purposes, and it may be used in the future to highlight selected faculty work connected to advancing sustainable development.

Click Labels located below any scholarly work, professional activity, teaching activity, or grant. Or, click on the record itself and scroll down to the Labels section. You may need to use the arrow keys to scroll to the right in order to find UN Sustainable Development Goals. Then click the Edit button to add a label.

  • Screenshot of UN Sustainable Development Goals label

In the box that pops up, start typing one of the available SDG labels from below. You must click Add to save the label. If you wish to remove a label, click the X next to it.

  • Screenshot of search for SDG label

You may already have labels linked to your publications. These have been linked to the publication using algorithms in scholarly publication databases. Feel free to add or remove a label as appropriate.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Labels

The labels below are currently available under the UN Sustainable Development Goals label scheme.

  • SDG-01: No Poverty
  • SDG-02: Zero Hunger
  • SDG-03: Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG-04: Quality Education
  • SDG-05: Gender Equality
  • SDG-06: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG-07: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG-08: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG-09: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG-10: Reduced Inequality
  • SDG-11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG-12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG-13: Climate Action
  • SDG-14: Life Below Water
  • SDG-15: Life on Land
  • SDG-16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • SDG-17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal