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The set of agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented for the 2016-2030 period includes a total of 17 SDGs and 169 related targets. SDG7 is a dedicated stand-alone SDG on energy with three major targets and two additional targets representing means of implementation. Sustainable energy is a key enabler of SD for all countries and all people. Countries will not be able to achieve their development goals without access to reliable and affordable sustainable energy services. Energy is critical to tackling poverty eradication, while decarbonizing energy is central to mitigating climate change.

Date: 27-29 June 2016

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. SDG 7 is a stand-alone fully dedicated goal on energy with five targets, two of which are means of implementation. The focus of the seminar, organized by UNDESA, UNESCAP and UNOSD in cooperation with UN-Energy and SE4ALL, is to bring together representatives of governments, practitioners along with experts and regional, national organization representatives.

Date: 21-23 June 2016

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals was adopted by UN Member States in September 2015. Included in the Agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets. In view of the context and needs, the overall objective of the SDTF is to convene government officials, UN Agencies and experts from around the world to discuss guidance on mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs into national and sub-national development plans.
Date: 17-19 November 2015

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be presented at the landmark United Nations Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September 2015. Included in the Agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets. A key objective of the workshop is to share innovative practices and to assist countries in applying integrated systems-level approaches for envisioning, planning, implementing and monitoring national development plans and strategies for achieving The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals for the Middle East and Central Asia region.
Date: 27-29 October 2015

The outcome of the Third International Conference on SIDS - the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway - was endorsed by UN General Assembly on November 14th 2014. Ecosystem services and conservation mainly appear under its sections related to: "Oceans and seas" and "Biodiversity". This official document mentions one of the priorities as "promoting the integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems that supports, inter alia, economic, social and human development while facilitating ecosystem conservation, regeneration, restoration and resilience in the face of new and emerging challenges." Coastal and marine ecosystems are also mentioned in the context of use of oceans and seas and in the context of sustainable tourism. At the same time, the process of defining the post 2015 Sustainable Development agenda is approaching its target, by delivering the proposal of SDGs.
Date: 7-9 July 2015

With a view to divergent experiences and varying levels of e-government development in the Asia Pacific region, UNPOG and UNOSD will organize training workshop for e-government and disaster risk management to promote sustainable development: i) to discuss about the new and emerging trends and main challenges of the post - 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, knowledge sharing by e-government and ICT development in the world (and in particular in Asia and the Pacific); ii) to share best practices of e-government for disaster risk management and enhance peer-to-peer learning; iii) to build up a strong CIO network and set up the mechanism/platform for sharing experiences and knowledge transfer with focus on innovative e-practices for sustainable development; and iv) to explore effective ways including soliciting more funding support to enhance capacity building for developing countries in the region. The workshop will consist in two days of presentations and panel discussions and one day of field visits.
Date: 25-27 March 2015

The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), part of UN in Korea, supports U.N. Member States in planning and implementing sustainable development strategies, notably through knowledge sharing, research, training and partnership building. The Office, established in 2011, is managed by the Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and supported by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Environment, Yonsei University and the City of Incheon. [Read more]

Steering Committee
The 5th meeting of the Steering Committee of UNOSD took place on 2 May 2016. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment, City of Incheon, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNOSD.

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