Brussels/Paris, March 2018. The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are jointly calling on the European Union to act now on the 2030 Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In view of the upcoming EU elections, the formation of a new EU Commission and the approval […]
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As in 2018, Finland again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to three years of surveys taken by Gallup from 2016-2018. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are countries that have consistently ranked among the happiest. They are in order: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria. The US ranked 19th dropping one spot from last year.
On March 7, the SDSN launched its 32nd network, SDSN Mexico, in order to mobilize actions towards the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through partnerships between academia, government, companies, and social organizations. This national network is hosted by the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and aims to […]
SDSN is developing an in-depth guide on how universities and higher education institutions can support the uptake and implementation of the SDGs through their learning and teaching activities. To support the new learning and teaching guide, we are inviting universities and higher education institutions from all parts of the world to submit case studies on SDG-related activities they are undertaking.
In January 2019, SDSN hosted a workshop alongside the 2019 Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors with practitioners and experts to discuss their experiences and consider lessons detailed in the draft practitioner guide: “A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.” This guide, a re-imagining of a 2016 guide prepared for a global urban audience, presents 10 steps for cities to consider on their way to adapting and adopting the global framework for their own city.
On 14 February, 2019, the Australian Government released a report on the Senate’s year-long Inquiry into implementing the SDGs. Inputs from the SDSN AusNZPac, SDSN members, and SDSN Youth are frequently referenced, along with Australia’s ranking on SDSN’s SDG Index and Dashboards Report.
Move Humanity Conference Financing the SDGs: Wealth Taxes, Development Aid, Ending Tax Havens March 27-28 | Copenhagen, Denmark | Danish Parliament The Copenhagen-based Human Act Foundation and SDSN, in association with ActionAid Denmark, are putting on the inaugural Move Humanity Conference, to be hosted in Copenhagen at the Danish Parliament by Mr. Peter Hummelgaard (MP) and the […]
SDSN USA produces two sub-national reports, the City SDG Index, looking at the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the US, and the State SDG Index, comparing all 50 states on the SDGs. SDSN USA is seeking a student to provide staff support to the City and State SDG indices as an Analyst Intern. SDSN USA will be updating and expanding the indices to include longitudinal data, as well as updating and revising the data and preparing two new reports for publication in June and September. The indices are part of an effort to raise awareness of the SDGs at the sub-national level in the US, and to highlight areas of excellence and of improvement across cities and states.
The SDSN is seeking a dynamic and talented mid-career professional to manage a series of strategic research programs for TReNDS, relating to data science and new methodological approaches for monitoring sustainable development. The Senior Manager will work closely with the Director of the TReNDS program, as well as the TReNDS members and co-chairs.
The Global Council for Happiness and Well-being launched the 2nd edition of the Global Happiness and Well-being Policy Report at the 7th annual gathering of the World Government Summit in Dubai on February 10. It is produced annually under the auspices of the Global Happiness and Well-being Council, chaired by Professor Jeffrey Sachs and supported by the […]
The Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are proud to announce a long-term partnership delivering on the Innovate4Cities Call to Action and assisting local governments in advancing the implementation of national and supranational climate commitments. Through this partnership, SDSN will harness its global network of universities and knowledge hubs and serve as a lead […]