Welcome to SDSN’s February 2019 Newsletter!


Global Happiness and Well-Being Report Released 
The Global Council for Happiness and Well-being launched the 2nd edition of the report at the World Government Summit in Dubai on 10 February. The 2019 report focuses on a set of practical policy lessons in the context of health, education, employment, cities, personal happiness, and measurement and policy design, along with a synthesis chapter drawing the threads together.

Call for abstracts: 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development 
The 2019 Conference will take place on 24-25 September at Columbia University in New York, USA. This year’s theme is “Good Practices: Partnerships, Models, and Capacity Building for the SDGs.” If you would like to present, you must submit an abstract by May 1.

SDSN Youth at the 2019 Winter Youth Assembly 
On 15-17 February, SDSN Youth participated at the 23rd Session of the Youth Assembly at New York University with speakers in 9 sessions throughout the two days – including various panel sessions and two workshops; one on SDG innovation & entrepreneurship and one on education for sustainable development.

Reminder: Public Consultation on Mapping Renewables Ends April 15 
The SDSN has partnered with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and Equitable Origin to evaluate how the renewable energy sector can effectively contribute to the SDGs in this report. A version has been released for public consultation. Feedback may be submitted until 15 April.


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Upcoming SDSN Events

Sustainability Week Switzerland
Organized by The Swiss Association of Student Organizations for Sustainability
4-9 March | Switzerland

Where We Live and Work: POPGrid Data Collective – Improving Population and Infrastructure Data (Official side event to the 50th UN Statistical Commission)
Organized by SDSN TReNDS, CIESIN at Columbia University, UNFPA, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
6 March | New York, USA

Launch of SDSN Mexico
Organized by SDSN Mexico & SDSN Secretariat
7 March | Mexico City, Mexico

SDSN France Workshop on Sustainable Finance, Media & the SDGs, and Education
Organized by SDSN France
19-20 March | Paris, France

2019 World Happiness Report Launch
Organized by SDSN
20 March | New York, USA

Global Solutions Summit
Organized by the Council for Global Problem-Solving & the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
18-21 March | Berlin, Germany

Move Humanity Conference
Organized by Human Act Foundation, ActionAid Denmark, & SDSN
27-28 March | Copenhagen, Denmark

Toward a Research Roadmap for Sustainable N-Use in Agriculture
Organized by Washington State University & Noble Research Institute
28 March | Online, Virtual Symposium

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