TWI2050 Report: Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) was established by SDSN Partner, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to provide scientific foundations for the 2030 Agenda. It is based on the voluntary and collaborative effort of more than 60 authors from about 20 institutions, and some 100 independent experts from academia, business, government, intergovernmental and non-governmental […]

Open Position: Education Manager, SDG Academy

The SDG Academy is seeking a dynamic and experienced Program Manager to support the ambitious production and expansion plans of the SDG Academy initiative. This role provides a unique opportunity to manage the complex process of creating massive open online courses, to engage with experts at the top of their field from around the world, to catalyze a diverse and motivated global student base, and to experience the rapidly evolving field of online education and its far-reaching ramifications first hand.

SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs gives Keynote Address at HLPF Opening Session

The 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place in New York from July 9 to 18. HLPF is the official forum to review progress towards the SDGs, and the 2018 HLPF will focus particularly on SDGs 6 (water), 7 (energy), 11 (cities), 12 (consumption & production), 15 (terrestrial ecosystems), and 17 (partnership). Professor Jeffrey Sachs, […]

How to mobilise young people to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

By Siamak Sam Loni and Angela Riviere Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30—the biggest generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the status quo and […]

Poor Implementation: Rich countries risk achievement of the global goals

        Three years after adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by all UN member states, new and improved data provide insights into countries’ challenges and the steps they are taking to pursue the SDGs. So far only few G20 countries have taken decisive action to meet the goals. Many countries are […]

Join us at the HLPF

The 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place in New York from July 9 to 18. HLPF is the official forum to review progress towards the SDGs, and the 2018 HLPF will focus particularly on SDGs 6 (water), 7 (energy), 11 (cities), 12 (consumption & production), 15 (terrestrial ecosystems), and 17 (partnership). The Sustainable […]

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  • Using Evidence & Data to Drive Action on the SDGs

    This month the United Nations will welcome thousands of government officials to New York for the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the annual high-level meeting to discuss progress on the implementation of the SDGs. 47 countries will voluntarily report on their progress to date, focusing on what institutional reforms they’ve made, which partners they’ve […]

  • June 2018 updates from the FABLE Consortium

    In late 2017, SDSN and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) launched the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (FABLE) Pathways Consortium to bring together leading research institutions which form more than 20 country and regional teams. Members of the consortium collaborate to develop integrated long-term pathways towards sustainable land-use and food systems consistent with the SDGs […]

  • Media Wrap Up of the 2018 U.S. Cities SDG Index Report

    On 8 June, 2018, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network released the 2nd annual U.S. Cities SDG Index Report. The Index ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report highlights widespread social and economic inequality in U.S. urban areas. Below is a selection […]

  • The role of Information and Communication Technologies in the implementation of the targets in SDG 11

    In the context of the 2030 Agenda, many international organizations acknowledge the substantial contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). New digital technologies offer great potential for promoting and accelerating sustainable development and can potentially support all SDGs, integrating and accelerating the three pillars of sustainable […]

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