SDSN Newsletter — October 2018

Welcome to SDSN’s October 2018 Newsletter! Launch of SDSN Black Sea  On 25 October, SDSN launched its newest regional network, the SDSN Black Sea. Hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, this new regional chapter will function as a hub for sustainable development for the wider area of the Black Sea. SDSN’s Thematic Network on […]

Presenting a New Regional Network: SDSN Black Sea

On Thursday October 25, 2018, SDSN was glad to present a first look at its latest regional network, the SDSN Black Sea. Hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and chaired by Prof. Nicolaos Theodossiou, Professor of Water Resources Management at the Department of Civil Engineering, this new regional chapter will function as a hub […]

SDSN discusses “The SDGs and the Future of Europe”

The conference “The SDGs and the Future of Europe”, organized by the European Network for Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) took place in Bonn, Germany on 15 October 2018. More than 130 participants from over 20 European countries attended the conference and public dialogue in the evening following the event, […]

SDSN engages in 2nd International Congress on Human Rights in Valencia

The Sustainable Development Goals are the result of the most important consultation and consensus among the member states of the United Nations to date and constitute an ambitious plan of action to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions before 2030. The 2030 Agenda is established based on universal human rights, therefore, for the […]

Launch of the 2018 SDG Spanish Cities Index

On October 16th the Spanish SDSN Network, REDS, launched the SDG Spanish Cities Index report showing the progress of 100 Spanish cities towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event included an intervention by the Spanish Minister of Environment and a round table with the mayors of four Spanish cities who are leading the SDG […]

SDSN signs MOU with Tsinghua University and Eco Forum Global on Ecological Civilization Rating

This past October, the SDG Institute at Tsinghua University, SDSN, and Eco Forum Global met in Beijing to outline shared work on developing an Ecological Civilization rating for Belt and Road Initiative countries. The signed MOU represents an exciting opportunity to draw upon SDSN’s experience with the SDG Index and Dashboards, and Tsinghua University’s and Eco […]

Health For All Thematic Network Celebrates Alma Ata 40 with Policy Brief Series

On the 25th and 26th of October, 2018, the global health community came together in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care to renew a commitment to primary health care (PHC) to achieve Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This date marks the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration, a major milestone in the field of public health. To mark the occasion, the SDSN’s Thematic Network on Health for All has released Achieving SDG 3: Policy Brief Series.

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  • SDG Academy Partners with China’s Largest MOOC Provider XuetangX, a platform of Tshingua University

    The SDG Academy, the flagship education initiative of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is thrilled to announce its partnership with XuetangX, China’s premier MOOC platform, founded by Tsinghua University. The partnership opens many opportunities for the field of sustainable development, by enabling the SDG Academy to share globally-sourced knowledge and disseminate cutting-edge content across China. Beginning in early 2019, the SDG Academy will offer its rich library of courses on XuetangX, providing millions of learners with access to world-class resources on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Outcomes from the Fall Armyworm E-Conference

    The SDSN’s Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems hosted a virtual, e-conference on fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa from October 22 to 26, 2018. Fall armyworm is an agricultural pest native to the Americas but introduced to Africa in 2015 or 2016.

  • Open Position: Chief Financial Officer

    SDSN is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join the leadership team of SDSN Association in New York to help it through an exciting growth phase, and help design and implement a sound institutional governance structure to enable it to continue its growth path.

  • Open position: Education Intern, SDG Academy

    The SDG Academy is seeking an Education Intern to help facilitate and develop online courses in Sustainable Development, including support for live and on-demand courses and assistance with new content development.

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