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The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) promotes sustainability through mapping of actors and resources, research on policy-relevant areas with critical gaps, knowledge exchange and capacity development, as well as providing policy advisory services and nurturing partnerships among relevant stakeholders.


2018 Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF)
The 2018 SDTF will build on the outcomes and insights of the 2017 SDTF and help create a bridge between the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF and the 2019 HLPF. It will particularly look at the 2018 HLP ’s thematic focus of “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies,” and the 2019 HLPF thematic focus of “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

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2018 International Mayors Forum, Lilongwe, Malawi
The International Mayors' Forum in Lilongwe is to provide an international platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing through presentations and discussions on key aspects related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 11, at local level as a means to achieve a better understanding of successes, lessons and specific mechanisms and accelerate the in-depth transformation needed to make our societies sustainable and resilient.

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2018 Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs is intended to provide policymakers in central and local government and policy shapers in the private sector and civil society with the concepts and tools for mainstreaming and implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through their work.

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International Conference for the Establishment of Korea's national Sustainable Development Goals (K-SDGs)
Republic of Korea is working on developing the National Sustainable Development of Korea (K-SDGs) which is its country-specific goals and targets towards sustainable development. K-SDGs are to take into consideration of national needs, public demand, and level of development as well as Korea's economic, social, and environmental circumstances

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Expert Group Meeting on Green Economy for Sustainable Development Goals: National Implementation of Low Carbon Development
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Green Economy for Sustainable Development was organized by UNOSD, Coalition for Our Common Future (COCF), Center for Climate and Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLAP), Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and Jeju Self-governing Province. This EGM was designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience regarding the relationships between Green Economy and Sustainable Development Goals.

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Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Application of Waste-to-Energy in Asian Region
UNOSD in collaboration with Korea Association of Energy, Climate Change and Environment (KAECE) and the Korean Ministry of Environment hosted an expert group meeting (EGM) on sustainable application of waste-to-energy in the Asian region in accordance with the 2017-2018 UNOSD workplan. This EGM is a platform for discussions on common challenges and opportunities of waste-to-energy approaches focusing mainly on Southeast and East Asia.

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The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) - UN DESA DSD UNOSD side events
The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) was held from 7-13, February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The session mobilized a large number of urban actors in national governments, subnational and local governments, civil society, private sector and academia to share knowledge and solutions for sustainable urban development.

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Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development 2018
On 7th February 2018, the UNOSD led a session about climate change adaptation at the 2018 Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF), which was hosted by the Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment (IGEE) and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

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Science, Technology and Innovation Workshop 2017
Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held in Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 29 November to 1 December 2017.

The Workshop was organized around the theme of the 2018 STI Forum: STI for resilient and inclusive societies, with a special focus on SDGs 6,7,11,12, and 15.

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2017 Sustainable Development Transition Forum
The 2017 SDTF was convened from 30 October - 1 November 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The forum built on its 2016 outcomes and insights and help create a bridge between the 2017 High Level Political Forum's thematic focus of "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" and the 2018 HLPF thematic focus of "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" including the HLPF's attention in 2018 to SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). Read more

NAP Regional EXPO and NAP Regional Training Workshop
The workshop was co-organized by the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), a joint United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led initiative, financed by the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), and the Korean Environment Institute (KEI)-Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC). The workshop was facilitated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The training was a direct response to the request made by NAP-GSP supported countries, to address specific needs through the topics that they have considered most relevant to support their NAPs - in this case, how to mainstream climate change adaptation into water resources. Read more

2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors' Forum
UNOSD hosted a session on "Local solutions to global challenges: Making our cities and communities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (to make) cities as part of the solution to sustainable development" during the 2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors Forum, taking place in Daejon, Republic of Korea, on the 10-13 September 2017. Read more

SDGs Summer Camp for College Students
To promote the role of youth community in implementing the SDGs in the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) hosted the SDGs Summer Camp for college students in collaboration with Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, Yonsei University and Incheon National University on 17-19 July 2017 in RCE Tongyeong, Republic of Korea. Read more

Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
To focus on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) organized the Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 203 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
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SIDS Preparatory Meeting for Ocean Conference on SDG 14
To reach the goal of conserving and sustainably using oceans, seas and marine resources, the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD)and the Division of Sustainable Development of UN DESA organized the SIDS Preparatory Meeting for Ocean Conference on SDG 14 from 28 to 31 March 2017 at the Kensington Jeju Hotel, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.
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Vientiane International Mayors Forum
In order to share ideas about economic growth, innovation, education, and culture that contribute to sustainable development in cities, the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) organized the Vientiane International Mayors Forum from 14 to 16 March 2017 at Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic.
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