UNSSC: SD Knowledge Highlights

Greetings from the Staff College and its Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn! We are pleased to provide you with a few Sustainable Development (SD) Highlights, including information about our upcoming courses and free-of-charge offerings.

As we all come to the end of another year, we imagine that like us, you may be starting to think about your goals and learning aspirations for 2018. Why not get the momentum going with some free online learning this month?

If you have just an hour to spare, join our upcoming webinar with the simpleshow foundation, which will explain how you can create entertaining explainer videos about a sustainable development topic of your choice, through our Volunteer Initiative. Click here to register for the webinar on 11 December.

Another great opportunity is to make use of our new learning hub on big data and sustainable development! Together with the Data-Pop Alliance, we created this open and free social learning environment to facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building on big data and sustainable development. Through self-paced modules, you can gain valuable insights from leading data scientists. Module 1 on ‘Data-Driven Society’, developed with inputs from Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Data-Pop Alliance Academic Advisor, is now available on the open learning hub. To access the hub, click here or on the image below, register and create your profile, and look under the section ‘invited boards’.


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

Take one of our upcoming courses


UN Country Programming in the Context of the 2030 Agenda, 20-23 Feb 2018, Bonn, Germany

Designed in cooperation with the UN Development Operations Coordination Office, this training enhances UN staff’s knowledge of UN programming tools and instruments, to support national efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda.

Measurements for Effective Results-Based Management, 1 Mar – 13 Apr 2018, Online

Delivered in partnership with the ROI Institute (USA), this six-week online course for UN and UN-affiliated staff enables effective RBM in UN system organisations by enhancing staff competencies in designing, monitoring and evaluating projects and programs.

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 5 Mar-6 Apr 2018, Online

Enroll in the updated edition of the foundational course to gain a sound understanding of the concept of sustainable development as well as the vision and principles of the 2030 Agenda.

All upcoming UNSSC courses

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


Enjoy our free-of-charge offerings

The recording is now available for the SD Talks webinar on outcomes of COP23, featuring Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change.

Access the recording and slides for all webinars in the UNSSC and UN Climate Change SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action, to hear from experts on climate change and sustainable development!


Learn more about the UNSSC

Our Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development

Have a look at our brochure to find out more about our knowledge centre in Bonn. For print versions on stone paper, kindly email sustainable-development@unssc.org

Customised training and learning resources on sustainable development

If you’d like to develop a customised training or explainer video for your country team, agency or organisation please send us an email.

Source: Notificiation UNSSC, 06.12.2017