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) Knowledge Highlights, including information about our courses and free-of-charge offerings.

You are surely aware that 8 March is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, ‘Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives‘, celebrates the efforts of all those who work towards women’s rights, equality, and justice. It follows closely on the heels of UN Women’s recently-released ‘Turning Promises Into Action‘ report, which identifies challenges and opportunities for gender equality in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As International Women’s Day 2018 shines a spotlight on women’s justice issues, you may wish to revisit UNSSC’s explainer video, jointly developed with UN Women, on Women’s Access to Justice. Through the perspective of family law, the video discusses why women’s access to justice is essential in order to achieve sustainable development, and explores the various means to address barriers that women face. Watch the video below, or click here to access the interactive version.


Take one of our upcoming courses

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development, Bangkok, Thailand, 27 – 29 Mar 2018

Developed in partnership with Data-Pop Alliance, this training programme is designed to strengthen the skills of UN staff and development practitioners in selecting, creating, using, and interpreting data in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Stakeholder Engagement and Consensus Building, New York, USA, 16 – 18 Apr 2018

This course will equip you with knowledge and skills for assessing, engaging and convening multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives.

Results-Focused Programming, Bonn, Germany, 16 – 20 Apr 2018

This is a comprehensive training programme to equip UN staff with the knowledge and skills to apply Results-Based Management (RBM) principles in supporting UN programming processes.

UN Country Teams (UNCT) Leadership Skills Course: Leveraging UN Country Teams for the 2030 Agenda, Bonn, Germany, 14 – 18 May 2018

The five-day executive programme has been completely re-designed for senior UN officials to address the challenges of an integrated approach to UN country support in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the SG’s repositioning efforts.

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.

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

Primer on Sustainable Development

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

Revisit our SD Talks Webinars on Data for Sustainable Development

Access the recording and slides for all webinars in the UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development, to hear from experts on data and 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

2017 in Review: UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development

Read our 2017 in review to learn more about the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development’s major activities and learning points in 2017.

Source: Notification UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, 07.03.2018