Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)
Focal point
Mr. Juwang Zhu
Documents & Reports

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA) is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
Cultivando Agua Boa (Cultivating Good Water)

The main objective of the Partnership Cultivando Agua Boa (Cultivating Good Water) is the care, protection and use of natural resources, using water as an element of integration to solve current environmental challenges, promoting at the same time a new balanced and integrated vision that converts the environmental challenges into social and economic benefits, with full participation of all the stakeholders and civil society.The partnership is being initiated by Brazil with the Dominican Republic, a Small Island Development State (SIDS). The initial phase also considers East Timor which is ano...[more]

Partners
Itaipu Binacional Government of Dominican Republic Ministry of Energy and Mines of Dominican Republic Brazilian Cooperation Agency, ABC National Water Agency of Brazil, ANA NGO Energética, Cochabamba, Bolivia Ministry of Energy and Mines of Guatemala Division for Sustainable Development/ DESA/UN
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 7 Assessment initiative

Sulitest was created following Rio+20 as an easy to use, online, multiple choice assessment platform, consisting of a set of questions identical worldwide, and other specialized modules that consider regional realities. Sulitest has been already taken by more than 80,000 students. Each question is aligned with one or more of the 17 SDG, creating one of the largest databases on citizens' awareness and understanding of the SDGs. The Secretariat of HLPF (DSD/UN DESA) is leading a process to create a Sulitest SDG 7 specific module for raising awareness and assessing the knowledge of all stakehol...[more]

Partners
Sulitest (sustainability literacy tools and community) in partnership with UNDESA
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Strengthening National Capacities to Manage Water Scarcity and Drought in West Asia and North Africa

The project’s main objective is to strengthen the capacities of national planners, policy makers and stakeholders in water-scarce and in transition settings countries in West Asia/North Africa, and to enhance their effectiveness in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of pre-impact and preparedness drought management strategies.

Partners
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), UNDP- Dry Lands Development Centre and World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Sustainable Development Goals
Synthesis and In-Depth Analysis of Water, Energy and Food Issues in Rio+20 National Reports and Addressing Capacity Building for Integrated Water – Energy – Food Security Framework in National Development Planning

The project’s main objective is to carry out an in-depth synthesis and analysis of the integrated water, energy and food security framework in the Rio+20 national reports and national surveys to the SDG questions, and to identify and adapt the existing models and tools for developing/least developed countries and strengthen national government capacity building for integrated water, energy and food security framework in national development planning.

Partners
Joint-Research between United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/ Division for Sustainable Development (DESA/DSD) and Duke University (Nicholas School of the Environment).
Sustainable Development Goals
Statements
United Nations