UNSSC: News and Updates

On the occasion of UN Russian Language Day (6th June), the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development launched the Russian version of its explainer video on Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development along with the Russian version of its primer on sustainable development. These free-of-charge offerings will help us further knowledge on sustainable development even more effectively within Russian-speaking regions of the world. Watch the video (Ru) | Read the primer (Ru)

Moreover, Peter Serenyi, a trainer in our recently concluded Communicating as One course, which took place in Bonn, wrote an article on the need to move away from mere awareness raising and the importance of moving people to action. Read the article

In this update, you will find the following information:

  • Our upcoming courses:
  • Our free-of-charge offerings


Upcoming Courses

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development

27 Jun – 29 Jun 2017 (3 days) | Nairobi, Kenya

This course will enable you to learn how to make the Big Data revolution people-centered i.e. help shape the emerging Big Data ecosystem in ways that foster social progress and citizen empowerment across the globe, especially of poor and vulnerable communities. More info

UN Country Programming in the Context of the Agenda 2030

4 Jul – 7 Jul 2017 (4 days) | Bonn, Germany | For UN staff only

Designed in close cooperation with the UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO), this 4-day training explores effective and innovative approaches to country programming. It equips UN staff with enhanced knowledge of UN programming tools and instruments, in order to more effectively support national efforts in the implementation of Agenda 2030. More info

Results-Based Management for Sustainable Development

11 Jul – 14 Jul 2017 (4 days) | Turin, Italy | For UN staff only

A comprehensive 4-day training programme that will equip UN staff with the knowledge and skills to apply results-based management (RBM) principles in supporting UN programming processes in the context of the new requirements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, calling for more integrated approaches. More info

UN Summer Academy

21 Aug – 25 Aug 2017 (5 days) | Bonn, Germany

The UN Summer Academy 2017 is titled “Localizing the 2030 Agenda”. The Academy, which has been organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) every year since 2012, prides itself on offering executive education, learning and knowledge exchange. It is intended for practitioners, policy makers and researchers working on furthering the core notions of sustainable development, as well as those actively engaged with the UN system in their daily lives. The 2017 edition of the Summer Academy will focus on ways to implement the 2030 Agenda at national, regional and local level, examining the particular role of cities and local authorities in the process. Participants will have ample opportunities to listen to renowned speakers, engage in workshops and interactive sessions and network among each other. Highlights of the Academy include an excursion and other exciting opportunities to discover Bonn and its region from a sustainability perspective. More info and Registration

Free-of-charge offerings

Join our upcoming SD Talks webinar on Data for Sustainable Development – Register now!

Join us for the 3rd webinar of the SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development with Dr. Nuria Oliver. The webinar will introduce a novel approach to predict crime in a geographic space from multiple data sources, particularly from mobile phones and demographics. It will focus on how law enforcement officers can effectively prevent crimes by using aggregated and anonymized human behavioural data derived from mobile network infrastructure.

The webinar will take place on 12 June 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 pm CEST (8:30 – 9:30 am EDT). If you would like to attend this event, please register in advance. Register now!

We’re Hiring!

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is looking for an Associate Fellow with a strong background in the areas of eLearning, training or capacity building. For more information and to apply, please go to http://bit.ly/EmpElearn2. Application deadline is 11 June 2017.

More information:

  • Learn about Sustainable Development in less than 4 minutes! Watch our explainer video in English, French or Russian. 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.
  • We also invite you to follow us on Twitter @UNSSCBonn.

Source: Notification UNSSC, 08.06.2017