The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) will host the first annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The SDTF will serve as a global platform for sharing knowledge in formulation and implementation of sustainability programmes, reviewing evidence of impact and charting new and improved pathways for sustainability transitions.
Date: 9-11 April 2014
In line with the UNOSD’s objective to support developing countries in implementing their own national sustainable development agenda, this study focuses on ‘Measuring Sustainability in 3 Dimensions: Society, Environment and Economy’ for providing evidence-based analysis tools and necessary policy recommendations to support the designing, monitoring and evaluation capacities in the implementation of NSDS which could help the monitoring of SDGs as well.
Date: 10-11 December 2013
In partnership with the United Nations University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), UNOSD carried out a study on water-related SDGs on 13-14 June 2013. Other partners include the Stockholm Environment Institute. The Expert Consultation on Water-related SDGs concluded with a call that the post 2015 water agenda should boldly respond to the emerging and challenging context of increasing water demand for growing populations and economies, with emphasis on poverty eradication, in a landscape of climatic and geopolitical changes.
Knowledge management and capacity development are key functions of the UNOSD mandate. Since the start of its operations in May 2012, the Office has been hard at work in developing its knowledge sharing platform, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2014.
Date: February 2014
The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) was established in 2011. Its purpose is to support governments in implementing international agreements on sustainable development. The Office 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]
The 3rd meeting of the Steering Committee of UNOSD will take place on 27 May 2014. The meeting will be attended by the representatives of Ministry of Environment, City of Incheon, Yonsei University, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNOSD. Read more
- International Symposium on Sustainable Cities: Empowering Local Governments through Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing (26 - 28 September 2013)
- Summer School on Sustainability Transition Policies and Practices ( 22 July - 2 August 2013)
- Expert Consultation on Knowledge and Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development in Post-Rio+20 Era (6-8 March 2013)
- International Workshop on Strengthening Planning and Implementation Capacities for Sustainable Development in Post Rio Context (14-16 Nov 2012)