SDGs Learning, Training & Practice

The Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) organized the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice - a series of capacity building and knowledge workshops, featuring speakers and experts from academia and other sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice workshops aimed to advance:

  • Knowledge and skills acquisition
  • Networking
  • Sharing experiences and peer to peer collaboration
  • Learning about practical actions and best practices
  • Capacity building
  • Practical policy integration and coherence

The report of the 2018 Edition of the SDGs Learning, Training and Practice can be found here
Programme
The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions will offer 9 different sessions, taking place between 9 - 13 July 2018, in Conference Room 5, at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Additional sessions will be held in additional venues. (Additional venues please see below programme) Each course will last three hours with morning sessions from 10am to 1pm and afternoon sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm. The courses will run in parallel to the HLPF formal meetings. All materials used will be the responsibility of the organizers.

9 Jul 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Monitoring peace, evaluating institutions, building capacity: A data-driven conversation on SDG 16 and its upcoming 2019 review

Organized by UNITAR & IDEA
9 Jul 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
SDGS on a local level

Organized by UNITAR
9 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Practical Tools to Localize and Implement the SDG11 and the New Urban Agenda in Cities in the Developing World

Organized by UN-HABITAT
10 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Effective tools employed by Major Groups and other Stakeholders in the 2030 Agenda implementation, follow-up and review

Organizers
● Abibimman Foundation
● Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
● Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)
● World Family Organization and UNAPMIF
● World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
10 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
What's needed to make capacity building for SDG 7 truly effective?

Organized by IAEA
11 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room S2724, UNHQ
Capacity-Building for the 2030 Agenda: The Role of Civil Servants in a Multi-Stakeholder Environment

United Nations System Staff College Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development (UNSSC) and German Development Institute (DIE)
11 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Leveraging innovative partnerships with higher education institutions towards sustainable and resilient societies

Organized by Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
11 Jul 2018, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Student engagement towards realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Organized by Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
11 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Supporting an integrated implementation of the SDGs: Tools for addressing SDG connections and enhancing policy and institutional coherence

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
12 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Leaving no one behind: Sharing Major Groups and other Stakeholders good practices for an inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Organized by Major Groups and other Stakeholders
12 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room S2723, UNHQ
Leveraging Mobile to Achieve SDGs

Organized by GSMA
12 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Participatory Approaches to Sanitation: Learning from Bangladesh

Organized by Bangladesh
13 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Advancing the 2030 Agenda in a Context of Uncertainty - The use of Strategic Foresight for Adaptive and Future-Ready SDG Strategies

Organized by UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence
13 Jul 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Better trade 4 the SDGs

Organized by UNCTAD, in partnership with the ABS Capacity Development Initiative and Fairtrade America
More information

The meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

The theme will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are organizing the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice - a series of capacity building and knowledge workshops, featuring speakers and experts from academia and other sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice workshops aims to advance:

  • Knowledge and skills acquisition
  • Networking
  • Sharing experiences and peer to peer collaboration
  • Learning about practical actions and best practices
  • Capacity building
  • Practical policy integration and coherence
Thematic focus

Sessions will cover themes and issues directly relevant to supporting countries and other stakeholders to implement the set of SDGs agreed for in-depth discussions at the 2018 HLPF.

Output

Each course should result in an online course module with relevant training material, put together in consultation with the HLPF Secretariat.

Selection criteria and deadline

Accredited and registered entities interested in organizing a SDGs Learning, Training & Practice session during the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development may submit a proposal.

Selection of the courses was based on their merit, relevance to the HLPF theme and SDGs indicated above, expertise of the organizers, and willingness to produce the desired output. There is no fee for submission or approval of proposals of courses.

Audience

The sessions will be open to all participants attending HLPF.

Logistical arrangements (information for organizers)

Conference Room 5 in the UN Secretariat building has been reserved for the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions, which is aptly conducive to dynamic, interactive and candid instruction and dialogue. The room will contain the necessary equipment (screen, projector, microphones, Wi-Fi) to facilitate PowerPoint, videos and/or similar presentations. It accommodates a maximum of X participants. Small tables are available at the sides of the room for the display and distribution of relevant materials. Please be advised that food and drinks are not allowed in the room. Interpretation will not be provided. Any costs associated with the organization of courses approved will be the responsibility of the organizers.

Contact

Mr. Ola Goransson
Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Email: goranssono@un.org

Mr. Pelayo Alvarez
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Email: pelayo.alvarez@unitar.org

SDGs Learning, Training & Practice
UNITAR
UN DESA
9 - 13 July 2018
Conference Room 5, UNHQ
United Nations