Raising awareness and assessing sustainability literacy on SDG 7
In support of the review of SDG7 at the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

"Sustainability Literacy" is the knowledge, skills and mindsets that allow individuals to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and assisting in making informed and effective decisions to this end.

The Sulitest (Sustainability Literacy Tools & Community) was created following the Rio+20 Conference as an easy to use, online, multiple choice assessment platform, consisting of a set of questions identical for all users throughout the world, and other specialized modules that consider national, regional and cultural realities.

As of December 2017, the Sulitest has been administered to close to 80,000 students, covering 700 universities from 61 countries. Each Sulitest question is currently aligned with one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, creating one of the largest databases on citizens' awareness and understanding of the SDGs.

Sulitest – which is led by an independent non-for-profit organization - is currently working with various UN entities and other stakeholders to create SDG specific modules into its platform, with the aim of raising further global awareness of specific SDGs and to identify gaps in knowledge among students worldwide.

In support of the upcoming in-depth review of SDG 7 at the 2018 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UN DESA) – the Secretariat of HLPF - is leading a process to create a Sulitest SDG 7 specific module for raising awareness and assessing the knowledge of all stakeholders related to this Goal.


  1. Survey - input from all stakeholders on draft questions related to SDG7
  2. Open Expert webinar – introduction to Sulitest, the draft questions and process related to the review of 2018 HLPF
  3. Validation workshop – presentation of draft module and expert dialogue, feedback from SDG 7 community.
  4. Launch of SDG 7 Sulitest module – dissemination of questions through Sulitest module.
  5. Sulitest report presented at 2018 Global Higher Education Sustainability Initiative event – main findings of knowledge around SDG 7


Please enter your proposed SDG 7 questions at:


8 January 2018

Survey now open for all stakeholders at: https://goo.gl/Cdy9zf

22 January 2018, 11 AM – 12.00 PM

Open expert webinar

Register at: https://goo.gl/KR8qui


  • Introduction the review of SDG7 at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development – Mr. Minoru Takada, Team Leader (Sustainable Energy), Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
  • Introduction to the Sulitest initiative and to the SDGs Modules – Mr. Jean-Christophe CARTERON and Aurélien DECAMPS, SULITEST
  • Open discussion the questions format and the objectives of the SDG7 module and feedback on draft questions.
  • Next steps

21 February 2018, time to be confirmed

Validation workshop – held during the preparatory Global SDG 7 Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

More info on the SDG 7 Conference: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/EnergyConference

Register for the Conference at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/EnergyConference/registration

9 – 18 July 2018

2018 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

More information: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

Validation workshop

The validation workshop will be held as a side event during the Global SDG 7 Conference on 23 February 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The main objective of the session is to present the tool and discuss the relevance of the SDG 7 module’s questions; stimulate a discussion for further feedback and to engage people in becoming contributors to the future improvements of the module. To achieve these objective, the session will be organized in three steps:

  • An introduction of the initiative , the Sulitest assessment tool and the draft SDG 7 questions
  • The smartphone game Suli-Quiz will be presented to participants, showcasing a few illustrative examples of the SDG 7 draft question to stimulate an engaging and interactive dialogue
  • Open dialogue for further feedback, moderated by an SDG 7 expert


Ola Göransson, Sustainable Development Officer
Division for Sustainable Development
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Email: goranssono@un.org

Jean-Christophe Carteron, President
Email: contact@sulitest.org

United Nations