UNSSC: News and Updates

Greetings from warm and sunny Bonn! We, at the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, are very happy to announce yet another learning event under our SD Talks initiative. Read below to find out more!

In this update, you will find the following information:

  • Our Upcoming Courses:


Join SD Talks [Global]: Eradicating Poverty Through Education

UNSSC is pleased to announce its upcoming event SD Talks Global: Eradicating Poverty Through Education on 5 April 2017 at 1:15 pm CEST in Haus Carstanjen, Bonn (Germany). Organised by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development as part of its SD Talks initiative, the event will feature Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, where he will talk about his experiences in tackling poverty through education and women’s empowerment. This event is free and open to all. The event is expected to last for slightly over an hour which will include a live Q&A session with the speaker.

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is one of the largest free residential institutes providing education, food, and accommodation to over 25,000 indigenous (tribal) children in India. To get a glimpse into the work of the Kalinga Institute, please watch this short video by National Geographic Channel.

If you are based in Bonn, please register here to join the event in person. If you are unable to join in person, please register here to join the event online (Event number: 951 651 041; Event password: KCSD2030). Read more


Upcoming Courses


Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

8 May – 9 Jun 2017 (5 weeks) | Online

This fourth and updated edition of the foundational course will equip you with a sound understanding of the concept of sustainable development as well as the vision and principles of Agenda 2030. It explores the three pillars of sustainable development while taking a look at the inter-linkages between climate change, planetary boundaries, social inclusion and human rights. More info

Communicating as One on Sustainable Development

16 May – 18 May 2017 (3 days) | Bonn, Germany | For UN staff only

A course designed for UN staff to discuss the core principles of the Communicating as One pillar as well as wider approaches to communicating the 2030 Agenda. This course will strengthen your outreach and advocacy skills, as well as your capacity to highlight the results achieved by the UN and other stakeholders at the country level in the context of the 2030 Agenda. More info

Close the Loop – SDG 12 Online Course

22 May – 30 Jun 2017 (6 weeks) | Online

This course will help you analyse and put into practice sustainable production and consumption practices, and understand the relevance of sustainable business models and sustainable lifestyles for the overall 2030 Agenda. This course is created in partnership with the collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) – an international non-profit created jointly by UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. More info

Measurements for Effective Results-Based Management

5 Jun – 14 Jul 2017 (6 weeks) | Online | For UN staff only

Delivered in partnership with the ROI Institute (USA), this six-week online course enables effective RBM in UN system organizations by enhancing staff competencies in designing, monitoring and evaluating projects and programs. It will enable participants to enhance their skills in data retrieval and analysis, reporting results, and using data to manage performance. This course is open to UN and UN-affiliated staff involved in project and programme management, results-based management officers, and monitoring and evaluation specialists. More info


More information:

  • Learn about Sustainable Development in less than 4 minutes! Watch our explainer video. Want to develop an explainer video for your country team, agency or organization? Please send us an email.
  • For a complete list of our course offerings, please see our 2017 course overview.
  • To know more about us, please have a look at our brochure. For print versions on stone paper, kindly email sustainable-development@unssc.org.
  • Do you have ideas or suggestions? Do you want a customised training for your team or organization? Please send us an email.
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Source: Notification UNSSC, 30.03.2017