[2021-22] Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Lundi, 11 April 2022 - 8:00pm to Jeudi, 14 April 2022 - 10:30pm

Documents

CONCEPT NOTE (updated as of 7 April 2022)

AGENDA (updated as of 18 April 2022)

SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHIES (updated as of 18 April 2022)

 

Recordings

Day 1: Recording

Day 2: Recording

Day 3: Recording

Day 4: Recording

 

Background

The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development regularly takes pace in Incheon City, where it gathers around 70 participants every year. For the second year in a row, however, this flagship activity of the UNOSD cannot take place in person due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Therefore, this edition of the Executive Training Course for Policymakers will take place in the form of a series of two-and-a-half-hour online sessions over four days between 11-14 April 2022 (8:00pm - 10:30pm, Korea Standard Time). 

The international training course targeting senior government officials from developing countries to strengthen policy coherence for sustainable development integrating the social, economic, environmental and governance dimensions of policy making and implementation will be structured around the 2022 HLPF that will be held from 5 to 15 July 2022. Guided by the 2022 HLPF, which has for overarching theme, Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Training will also explore the five SDGs that will be the focus of attention during the 2022 HLPF, namely SDGs 4 on quality education, 5 on gender equality, 14 on life below water, 15 on life on land, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals. In addition, the course will also examine some of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on SDGs 4, 5, 14, 15, 17 and, as far as possible, on the other SDGs in line with the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the Goals.

 

Objectives

The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has the general objective of building the knowledge, skills, mindsets, and general capacities of Member States for implementing sustainable development planning, policy making and policy shaping through an integrated approach. This year, the training course aims to focus on SDG 4 on quality education, SDG 5 on gender equality, SDG 14 on life below water, SDG 15 on life on land, and SDG 17 on partnerships for the Goals. The discussions on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs will serve as a means to identify challenges and potential solutions regarding the prompt recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

 

Format, Date and Time

The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will take place through a series of 2.5-hour online sessions over four days from April 11 to 14 2022 (inclusive), 8:00pm to 10:30pm, Korea Standard Time (KST).

 

Language

The Training Course will be conducted in English

 

Programme and Agenda

 

Day 1 (11 April 2022)

Theme: Quality Education – Advancing the 2030 Agenda through Education, Vocational Training and Capacity Building

Moderator: Mr. Jean D'Aragon, Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD

Opening Remarks:  

  • Mr. Alexander Trepelkov, Officer-in-Charge, Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG), UN DESA - delivered by Jean D'Aragon, Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD
  • Mr. Chun Kyoo Park, Head of Office, UNOSD

Moderator: Lichia Saner-Yiu, Professor, Organization Development & Institutional Learning, UNOSD consultant

Speakers:

Country Experiences:

 

Day 2 (12 April 2022)

Theme: Gender Equality – A Gender Perspective on Building Back Better from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moderator:

  • Ms. Lichia Saner-Yiu, Professor, Organization Development & Institutional Learning, UNOSD Consultant

Speakers:

Country Experiences:

 

Related Event:
Side Event on Tracking and Monitoring Financing for Gender Equality at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region. Please click HERE for more information about the event.

 

Day 3 (13 April 2022)

Theme: Life Below Water – How the Oceans can help us fight against, and recover from COVID-19 and deliver the SDGs

Moderator:

  • Ms. Lichia Saner-Yiu, Professor, Organization Development & Institutional Learning, UNOSD Consultant

Speakers:

Country Experiences:

 

Day 4 (14 April 2022)

Theme: Life on Land – How COVID-19 recovery and 2030 Agenda can only be fully achieved through addressing SDG 15

Moderator:

  • Mr. Raymond Saner, Professor Titular, Organization and International Management, University of Basel

Speakers:

Country Experiences:

Conclusion of the Training Course:

  • Ms. Lichia Saner-Yiu, Professor, Organization Development & Institutional Learning, UNOSD Consultant

Closing Remarks:

  • Mr. Jean D'Aragon, Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD

 

Organizers

The 2021-22 Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is organized by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) of UN DESA.

 

Target audience

The international training course is targeting senior government officials and experts from developing countries who are responsible for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at national and subnational levels. Given the online format of the training course, it will enable the participation of academia, youth, and other stakeholders having a particular interest in the swift and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or the selected SDGs. 

International experts, scholars, practitioners, and actors, representatives of regional and international organizations, including the United Nations, and of civil society and private sector may be invited to act as resource persons, presenters, speakers and discussants.

 

Contact Information

For any questions or comments about the progarmme, please contact Mr. Jean D’Aragon, Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD at daragon@un.org.

For any technical issues, for instance, difficulties to register to the different sessions, please contact Mr. JinHyun Lee, Team Assistant, UNOSD at jinhyun.lee@un.org.

 

Disclaimer: 

For the purpose of this event, UNOSD procures the services of Cisco Webex, an external service provider. Registration for this webinar is supported by the Webex Events registration mechanism and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities