UNSSC: SD Knowledge Highlights

Greetings from the UN System Staff College and its Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn!

Please find below a few Sustainable Development (SD) Knowledge Highlights, including information about our courses and free-of-charge offerings.

We are happy to announce that during the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018 in New York, the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development and the German Development Institute (DIE) are working together with schools for public administration from six countries to host the Learning and Training side event: “Capacity-Building for the 2030 Agenda: The Role of Civil Servants in a Multi-Stakeholder Environment.” The three-hour workshop on 11 July will highlight the role of civil servants as agents of transformation in implementing the 2030 Agenda. It will specifically emphasize new approaches to facilitate the collaborative partnership of civil servants with diverse stakeholders, as well as innovative methods to transmit the core principles and approaches of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. The workshop is expected to produce concrete follow-up recommendations. Find out more here and don’t hesitate to join if you plan to be at the HLPF.


Interested to learn and know more? See how we can help you!

Tailor-made learning programmes

We stand ready to design and deliver tailor-made learning programmes to meet the specific needs of UN entities, governments, sustainable development networks, and other partners. Below are some impressions from a recent customised training on South-South Co-operation in Istanbul, Turkey. If you’d like to develop a customised training for your UN country team, agency or organisation please send us an email.

South-South & Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Youth4South Edition

Last week in Istanbul, UNSSC, in partnership with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), conducted a tailored course “South-South & Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Youth4South Edition” for over 20 young professionals from national governments, technical cooperation agencies and related sectors. The course aimed to facilitate learning and peer exchange to enhance understanding and application of South-South and Triangular Cooperation tools and methods in 2030 Agenda implementation.


Take one of our upcoming courses

UN Summer Academy: Bringing the 2030 Agenda to life, Bonn, Germany, 27 – 31 Aug 2018

This engaging five-day programme fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners to concretely implement the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. It will feature panel discussions, solution oriented workshops (AppLabs), and an excursion, as well as a share fair and a boat trip.

Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a Development Agenda, Online, 10 Sep – 19 Oct 2018

This joint UN Climate Change – UNSSC online course offers a holistic and integrated approach to climate change and demonstrates the interlinkages and interdependencies between sustainable development and climate change to make informed policy choices towards low-carbon and climate resilient sustainable development.

Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development, Bonn, Germany, 18 – 21 Sep 2018

This course equips UN staff with knowledge and understanding about building partnerships working with different emerging and ‘non-traditional’ development partners:  philanthropic foundations, the private sector, academia; key elements of partnering: ethics, due diligence, rules of engagement and biases;  partnership frameworks and cases.

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Online, 24 Sep – 26 Oct 2018

An online course that introduces participants to key conceptual and practical aspects of sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda, while covering issues of means of implementation, localisation of the agenda, and review and follow-up framework.

Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development, Online, 01 Oct – 02 Nov 2018

This engaging 5-week online course aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to analyse and design policies that are coherent as well as mutually reinforcing across departments and agencies.

All upcoming UNSSC courses

Browse through all of the College’s offerings and find a programme that suits your learning requirements.


Free-of-charge offerings

Primer on Sustainable Development

Read our two-page primer on Sustainable Development, available in English, Spanish, ArabicFrench, Russian, Portuguese, and Dutch.

Climate Action for Sustainable Development Explainer Video

Watch our video to learn more about why it is imperative to make conscious choices in advancing climate action for sustainable development.


Learn more about the UNSSC

Our Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development

Have a look at our brochure and course portfolio to find out more about our knowledge centre in Bonn. For print versions of the brochure, kindly email sustainable-development@unssc.org

UNSSC Course Catalogue

Discover our high-quality programmes and find out how to take your organisation the next step forward here.


Source: Notification UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, 27.06.2018