SDGs Learning, Training & Practice

Co-organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DESA/DSDG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) during the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC

The Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA/DSDG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) organized the 2019 edition of the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice – a series of capacity building and knowledge workshops held at the HLPF, featuring speakers and experts from academia and other sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the SDGs under review in 2019.

The 2019 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
Programme

The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions offered 10 different sessions, between 9 - 15 July 2019, in Conference Room 5, at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Each course lasted three hours with morning sessions from 10am to 1pm and afternoon sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm. The courses ran in parallel to the HLPF formal meetings. All materials used were the responsibility of the organizers.
9 Jul 2019, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Opening of the SDG Learning and Training and Launch of UN SDG:Learn

9 Jul 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Attaining the SDGs in a future that is digital: the role of capacity building, education and skills development for digital inclusion

Organizers:

- International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- UNITAR
- UNESCO
- ILO
- Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN
10 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Inspire. Change. Together. Innovative approaches and partnerships to strengthen the role of educators & academia to implement the SDGs

Organizers
• International -Association of Universities
• United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime / Education for Justice initiative
• International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)
• University of Rey Juan Carlos
• Association of Commonwealth Universities
• Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
• University Carlos III de Madrid
10 Jul 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality through human rights

Organizers
• Danish Mission to the United Nations
• Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
• Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)
• Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)
• Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development (IPMG)
• European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet)
• International Center for Non-Profit Law (ICNL)
• Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
11 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Participatory and Inclusive tools to build capacities in leaving no one behind

Organizers
• Amnesty International
• Action For Sustainable Development
• CBM International
• CIVICUS
• Gallaudet University
• International Civil Society Centre
• Institute for Development Studies
• International Movement ATD Fourth World
• Oxford University
• Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities
11 Jul 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Practices and Approaches on quality education towards environment and climate action

Organizers
• International Federation of Social Workers
• International Science Council (ISC/ICSU)
• Harvard University
12 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Practical tools for Empowering people, access to justice and peaceful societies

Organizers
• UN Peace Messenger Organization Pathways To Peace
• Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
• Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Scilla Elworthy’s initiative, Business Plan for Peace
• Heart Ambassadors
• The HeartMath Research Institute
12 Jul 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
From silos to synergies: Governance and policy coherence tools for implementing the SDGs

Organizers
• OECD
• Global Network of Civil Society Organization Disaster Reduction
• Millennium Institute
• UNITAR
15 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Designing and managing SDG partnerships for greatest impact

Organizers
• UN DESA
• World Vision International
• The Partnering Initiative
15 Jul 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Conference Room 5, UNHQ
Translating SDGs into actions through financing and policy adjustments

Organizers

• UNITAR/FFSDO
• World Bank
• IMF
• UNDP
More information

In 2019, the meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development , convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, was held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

The theme was "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The set of SDGs reviewed in depth was the following.:

  • SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • SDG 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
  • SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Thematic focus

Sessions covered themes and issues directly relevant to supporting countries and other stakeholders in implementing the set of SDGs agreed for in-depth discussions at the 2019 HLPF (4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17), their interlinkages as well as the promotion of partnerships.

Audience

The sessions were open to all participants accredited to attend the HLPF.

Logistical arrangements

Workshops were held at Conference Room 5 at UN Headquarters, which is aptly conducive to dynamic, interactive and candid instruction and dialogue.

Information on previous editions:

For information on previous editions of the HLPF SDGs Learning, Training and Practice, please visit here for more details, including course programmes and materials or here for the full report on the 2018 edition.

Contact

Ms. Naiara Costa
Senior Sustainable Development Officer
Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Email: naiara.costa@un.org

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

9 - 15 July 2019
Conference Room 5, UNHQ
SDGs Learning, Training & Practice
UNITAR
UN DESA
United Nations