Institution: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Deadline: 1st March, 2018

Link to Opportunity

SDGs Learning, Training & Practice

Organized during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

The meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

The theme will be “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies“. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:

  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are organizing the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice - a series of capacity building and knowledge workshops, featuring speakers and experts from academia and other sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice workshops aims to advance:

  • Knowledge and skills acquisition
  • Networking
  • Sharing experiences and peer to peer collaboration
  • Learning about practical actions and best practices
  • Capacity building
  • Practical policy integration and coherence

 

Schedule and location

 

The SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions will offer 9 different sessions, taking place between 9 – 13 July 2018, in Conference Room 5, at United Nations Headquarters, New York. Each course will last three hours with morning sessions from 10am to 1pm and afternoon sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm. The courses will run in parallel to the HLPF formal meetings. All materials used will be the responsibility of the organizers.

Monday, 9 July
3.00 PM – 6.00 PM Session 1
Tuesday, 10 July
10.00 AM – 01.00 PM Session 2
3.00 PM – 6.00 PM Session 3
Wednesday, 11 July
10.00 AM – 01.00 PM Session 4
3.00 PM – 6.00 PM Session 5
Thursday, 12 July
10.00 AM – 01.00 PM Session 6
3.00 PM – 6.00 PM Session 7
Friday, 13 July
10.00 AM – 01.00 PM Session 8
3.00 PM – 6.00 PM Session 9

 

Thematic focus

Sessions will cover themes and issues directly relevant to supporting countries and other stakeholders to implement the set of SDGs agreed for in-depth discussions at the 2018 HLPF.

Output

Each course should result in an online course module with relevant training material, put together in consultation with the HLPF Secretariat.

Selection criteria and deadline

Accredited and registered entities interested in organizing a SDGs Learning, Training & Practice session during the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development may submit a proposal.

Direct link to application form: https://goo.gl/Qk3S3Y

Among the proposals received, the selection of the courses will be based on their merit, relevance to the HLPF theme and SDGs indicated above, expertise of the organizers, and willingness to produce the desired output. There is no fee for submission or approval of proposals of courses.

Course proposals should be submitted not later than 1 March 2018. Selected course proposals will be notified by 1 April 2018.

Audience

The sessions will be open to all participants attending HLPF. A registration form will be available for each course.

Logistical arrangements (information for organizers)

Conference Room 5 in the UN Secretariat building has been reserved for the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice sessions, which is aptly conducive to dynamic, interactive and candid instruction and dialogue. The room will contain the necessary equipment (screen, projector, microphones, Wi-Fi) to facilitate PowerPoint, videos and/or similar presentations. It accommodates a maximum of X participants. Small tables are available at the sides of the room for the display and distribution of relevant materials. Please be advised that food and drinks are not allowed in the room. Interpretation will not be provided. Any costs associated with the organization of courses approved will be the responsibility of the organizers.

Contact

Mr. Ola Goransson

Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Email: goranssono@un.org

Mr. Pelayo Alvarez
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Email: pelayo.alvarez@unitar.org