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  • Employment Fraud Alert

    Please be aware fraudulent offers of employment are being sent in the name of the SDSN. These correspondences may contain official-looking SDSN letterheads and/or logos, logos or forms of the United Nations, and e-mail or web site addresses resembling the official addresses of SDSN or United Nations entities. Read our full Employment Fraud Alert.

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  • Permalink to: Learning Exchange for Local Data Action

    Learning Exchange for Local Data Action

    The Local Data Action Solutions Initiative considers data to be a means to encourage action on SDG implementation and to engage diverse local communities. During 2018, the Local Data Action Initiative will provide a limited number of micro grants as part of its objective to promote sound, replicable technical methods for sub-national SDG monitoring that facilitate local action in support of the “leave no one behind” principle.

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  • Permalink to: Counting on the World: Building modern data systems for sustainable development

    Counting on the World: Building modern data systems for sustainable development

    This new report from SDSN TReNDS explores the kinds of data needed to achieve the SDGs and identifies the roles and responsibilities of different actors, as well as the urgent changes needed to build architectures capable of responding to the increasing demand for high-quality, disaggregated and geo-referenced data.

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  • Permalink to: Universities accelerating action on the SDGs

    Universities accelerating action on the SDGs

    A new guide from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.

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  • Permalink to: Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development

    Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development

    SDSN’s Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics (TReNDS) convenes technical and policy knowledge from across the global scientific, development, public and private sector data communities.

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  • Permalink to: Support for Agenda 2030

    Support for Agenda 2030

    SDSN supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders in September 2015. The 17 goals address the challenges of economic development, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance.

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  • Permalink to: Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    SDSN hosts events globally, convening leaders across academia, government, business, and civil society to advance solutions for sustainable development and to achieve the SDGs. These events provide a forum for collaborative efforts in addressing sustainable development challenges.

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  • Permalink to: Financing for Sustainable Development

    Financing for Sustainable Development

    SDSN is working with leading organizations, government agencies, international institutions and businesses around the world to support the financing of the Agenda 2030, including the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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  • Permalink to: Education for Sustainable Development

    Education for Sustainable Development

    In collaboration with educational institutions from around the world, the SDSN aims to provide quality online courses from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, for both students and professionals.

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  • Permalink to: Thematic Networks

    Thematic Networks

    SDSN organizes solution-oriented Thematic Networks to address some of the most pressing questions relating to the implementation of the Agenda 2030. The Networks highlight priority actions, open questions, and early-stage demonstration projects. They are open to experts around the world.

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  • Permalink to: Solution Initiatives

    Solution Initiatives

    Solution Initiatives promote new technologies, business models, institutional mechanisms, policies, and combinations thereof that can accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

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News
  • Spanish Parliament uses SDG Index and Dashboards as National Reference Point

    In December 2017, the Spanish Parliament passed a resolution that calls on the government to use the SDG Index and Dashboards to establish a baseline analysis of Spain’s SDG implementation gaps. The resolution comes in light of Spain’s commitment to carry out a Voluntary National Review for the High-Level Political Forum in 2018.

  • Launch of SDSN Switzerland: A place where society, science and politics met to create solutions

    SDSN is proud to announce the launch of its 25th network! SDSN Switzerland, co-hosted by The Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern and BIOVISION Foundation, joins the SDSN with a view to shaping multi-stakeholder dialogue, foster sustainable development solutions, and advise decision-makers on the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the […]

  • Global Happiness Policy Report 2018

     The first volume of the Global Happiness Policy Report contains the first endeavors by the Global Happiness Council, chaired by the SDSN’s Jeffrey Sachs, to assemble best practices for happiness policy. A companion to the World Happiness Report (WHR) – reporting the who and why countries are happy – the Global Happiness Policy Report helps […]

  • SDSN Newsletter — January 2018

    Welcome to SDSN’s January 2018 Newsletter! Introducing SDSN Hong Kong: a New Network, a New Voice, a New Year  The SDSN is extending its reach with the launch of our newest network, SDSN Hong Kong, co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The network was […]

  • New Frontiers in Education for the Implementation of the SDGs: The Blended Learning Program at Sunway University, Malaysia

    By Cara Kennedy-Cuomo The world is made up of fragile ecosystems upon which all life on Earth depends. Once natural tipping points, or planetary boundaries, have been breached within these crucial natural systems, society risks “irreversible and abrupt environmental change”(Steffen et al. 2015).  The term planetary boundaries was first coined in 2009 by a cohort […]

  • US Mayors Inspiring Local Change with Global SDGs

    By Jessica Espey On 26 January, SDSN and the Global Development Incubator (GDI) convened a high-level side event at the Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors (USCM), in partnership with the City of New Orleans and Mayor Dyer of Orlando. The event focused on the relevance and power of the SDG framework for cities […]

  • Learning Exchange for SDG Local Data Action SI: Micro Grants to Share Your Knowledge

    The Local Data Action Solutions Initiative (LDA-SI), launched by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in the summer of 2017, considers data to be a means by which to encourage action on SDG implementation and to engage diverse local communities. A focus on data is particularly helpful to ensure local activities align with national and international […]

  • SDSN Italia will host the 1st Global Conference on “Reporting for Results-based REDD+ Actions”

    The Italian National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSDS) has been formally approved by CIPE (Inter-ministerial Committee for Economic Planning) on 22 December, 2017. The NSDS is an update of the former Environmental Action Strategy for Sustainable Development in Italy from 2002 to 2010, and a first step towards a holistic policy framework, widened to include social and […]

  • Investing in Early Childhood Education is the Future: A Public Lecture by Leadership Council Member, Hirokazu Yoshikawa

    SDSN, with Pratham Education Foundation and the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), co-hosted a public lecture, followed by a Q&A session in New Delhi on 9 January by Leadership Council member, Prof. Hirokazu Yoshikawa on Investing in Early Childhood Care: A Foundation for A Sustainable Future. Addressing a packed audience of early childhood practitioners, […]

  • Putting a Stop to “Our Country First”

    In a globalized world, national actions have dramatic spillover effects that can affect not only border countries but nations across regions, hemispheres, and cultures. As technology and trade have unified the world over the last several decades, new trends like “Our country first” are having a regressive effect and are dividing our world, within and […]

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