This year’s UN Summer Academy is dedicated on “Localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and will take place in Bonn, Germany, 21-25 August. As one goal of the 2030 Agenda is aiming for Sustainable Cities and Communities-SDG 11, this academy is a good opportunity to discuss with practitioners, policy makers and researchers and bring in experiences and knowledge on what the particular role of cities and local authorities is for implementing the 2030 development goals. Join a global debate!
The Academy, which has been organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) every year since 2012, prides itself on offering executive education, learning and knowledge exchange. The UN Summer Academy is intended for practitioners, policy makers and researchers working on furthering the core notions of sustainable development, as well as those actively engaged with the UN system in their daily lives.
The 2017 edition of the Summer Academy will focus on ways to implement the 2030 Agenda at national, regional and local level, examining the particular role of cities and local authorities in the process. The academy will introduce the concept of sustainable development and the cross-cutting programmatic approaches it requires, provide conceptual background knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals, along with the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and foster an exchange about good practices in the field.
The academy combines academic rigour with cutting edge thinking, builds on a renowned faculty and is open to UN staff, representatives of local authorities and governments, civil society and private sector representatives alike, as well as a select number of post-graduate students and young professionals, interested in further pursuing opportunities in the field of sustainable development.