The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), supports the UN Member States in planning and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through knowledge sharing, capacity development, policy advisory, research, and partnerships with a particular focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and Landlocked Developing States (LLDCs). UNOSD was established in Incheon, Republic of Korea in 2011 by the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Korea. UNOSD is part of the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

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The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) is organizing 2022-23 International Mayors Forum from 13 to 16 December, 2022 in Dakar, Senegal. Consistent with the 2023 High-Level Political Forum, the International Mayors’ Forum will strive to support local authorities and communities to achieve a better understanding of successes, lessons learned and good practices particularly with regard to the implementation of SDGs 6, 7, 9, 11 and 17 and trigger the in-depth transformation needed to accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at their level.

UNOSD will organize a side event at the UN-Water Groundwater Summit: A Multi-stakeholder Approach for Accelerating Gender Equality on 6 December 2022 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. This side event will showcase the work of the WWAP-led Global Multi-Stakeholders Coalition to accelerate progress towards gender equality in water with focus on solutions and good practices.

UNOSD will organize the SDG-PSS Asia Regional Workshop from 23 to 24 November 2022 in Daegu, Republic of Korea. The workshop will stimulate discussions and reflections on the use of the SDG-PSS and/or address challenges to SDG-PSS use while capitalizing on the opportunities for effective use of the tool. The workshop is co-organized by UNOSD, UNU-INWEH, UNESCO i-WSSM, and K-water.