Welcome to SDSN’s June 2016 Newsletter!

How to Make SDGs Europe’s Business

First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans“Europe must take action on the SDGs and lead by example” – this is one of the many takeaways that came out of the How to Make SDGs Europe’s Business Again multi-stakeholder meeting co-organized by SDSN with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch SDG Charter, and the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. The meeting was opened by Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission.

Caribbean SDSN Hosts High-Level Forum on SDGs

20160621_152554The Caribbean SDSN held a high-level, multi-stakeholder forum at the University of the West Indies to discuss SDG priorities in the region. Several priorities emerged, including poverty eradication and economic growth, increasing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewables, and protecting terrestrial and marine ecosystems. A longer summary of the meeting is available on our website.

Localizing the SDGs in Indonesia

Jeff-Bappenas-JakartaThe National Planning Agency of Republic of Indonesia, United in Diversity and SDSN Indonesia, hosted a conference “Collaboration and Action to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia”. The aim of the conference was to enhance mutual understanding of stakeholders on Sustainable Development Goals.

Future Earth and SDSN to Mobilize the Best of Science

future_earth_logoFuture Earth, the global research platform to advance sustainability science, and the SDSN have signed a statement of collaboration. Both organizations will jointly promote policy-relevant science, and its application, in support of the 17 SDGs and coordinate national and regional activities through their networks.

New training course on the SDGs

foundational_course_agenda_2030_-_septemberTogether with the SDSN Association, the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development delivered a foundational course on Agenda 2030 to almost 120 participants. Due to high demand, we will offer a second edition of this course next semester, from September 5th to October 7th.


SDSN in the Media

Martin Visbeck et al.: Policy: Map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals, Nature – June 15, 2016.

Martin Visbeck et al.: Anomalous mid-twentieth century atmospheric circulation change over the South Atlantic compared to the last 6000 years, Environmental Research Letters – June 19, 2016.

K. Srinath Reddy et al.: Toward Food Policy for the Dual Burden of Malnutrition, Food, Science and Technology – June 16, 2016.

Hirokazu Yoshikawa et al.: Relationships of Teachers’ Language and Explicit Vocabulary Instruction to Students’ Vocabulary Growth in Kindergarten, Reading Research Quarterly – June 09, 2016.

Lu Xiaoli and Xue Lan: Managing the unexpected: Sense-making in the Chinese energy management system, Public Administration – June 09, 2016.

Jeffery Sachs: Brexit is a symptom of globalization’s deeper ills, Boston Globe – June 27, 2016.

Irene Akua Agyepong et al.: Boundary-spanning: reflections on the practices and principles of Global Health, BMJ Global Health – June 02, 2016.

Tyr Wiesner-Hanks and Rebecca Nelson: Multiple Disease Resistance in Plants, Annual Review of Philanthropy – June 01, 2016.

SDSN Events in July

African Union Summit
10-18 July, Rwanda

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
11-20 July, New York

SDSNedu and UN Staff System Training College Workshop
12 July, New York

HLPF Side Event: How to achieve SDG2?
12 July, New York, UN Conference Building, Conference Room 8

HLPF Side Event: Ending malnutrition by 2030: Boosting commitments across the SDGs
14 July, New York, UN Conference Building, Conference Room 10

Measuring peaceful, just & inclusive societies: Introducing the SDG16 Data Initiative
14 July, New York, UN Conference Building, Conference Room D

HLPF Workshop: Localizing the SDGs: From a Global Agenda to City Action
15 July, New York, Ford Foundation Building

NOVUS Summit
17 July, New York

HLPF Side Event: Localizing the SDGs: Achieving Global Goals through Subnational Action
19 July, New York, UN Conference Building, Conference Room 3

HLPF Side Event: Implementing the SDGs: Taking stock of the challenge and starting to measure progress
20 July, New York, Westin Hotel Grand Central Ballroom

HLPF Side Event: Optimizing the role of extractive industries in Agenda 2030
20 July, New York

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