UNESCO (See UNESCO: Open Access to Scientific Information) has committed to making open access one of the central supporting agendas to attain the 17 Sustainable development goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Open science movement embraces openness, FAIRness, equality, inclusiveness, and cooperation as the fundamental values in fostering sustainable social and economic development. It aims to ensure free, universal, open accessibility to information, publications, data, and educational resources as one of the crucial conditions to achieve global knowledge societies and attain the SDGs.
Libraries worldwide play a key role in championing open science initiatives. By enthusiastically and earnestly promoting open science, Hanken library also endeavours to build an open-access digital library for all, as a step towards attaining the SDGs.
See the section below on how open science contributes to achieving certain SDGs.
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Here is a list on the contribution of open science to attaining certain SDGs:
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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