[2021] 2020-21 Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Lundi, 22 March 2021 - 8:00pm to Vendredi, 26 March 2021 - 10:30pm

Seoul: 20:00-22:30, Geneva: 12:00-14:30, New York: 07:00-09:30

 

Documents

CONCEPT NOTE (as of 22 March 2021)

AGENDA (as of 25 March 2021)

 

Recordings

Day 1 Recording: "Formal Opening and SDG-3 Good Health and Well-being"

Day 2 Recording: "SDG-8 Decent Work Economic Growth"

Day 3 Recording: "SDG-12 Responsible Consumption and Production"

Day 4 Recording: "SDG-16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions"

Day 5 Recording: "SDG-17 Partnerships"

 

Background

One of UNOSD’s flagship activities is the annual Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is intended to provide policymakers in central and subnational governments with the knowledge, skills and tools for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at all levels of society.

This year, the Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is structured around the overacrching theme of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) that will be held from 6 to 15 July 2021, that is, "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievenment of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery of sustainable development." The course will explore a set of 5 themes selected from the SDGs that will go under review during the 2021 HLPF. For more information, please download the Concept Note and the Agenda through the e-Links above.

 

Objectives

The Executive Training Course has as its general objective to build 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 Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will focus on the SDG 3 on good health and well-being, SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG 12 on responsible consumption and production, SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, and SDG 17 on partnerships in the context of the current challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and will seek to identify potential solutions to support a swift recovery from the pandemic and accelerate the delivery of the SDGs in this Decade of Action.

 

Format, Date and Time

Unlike the previous five-day in-person editions of the Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustaiable Development, which brought together 50-70 participants from over the world in Incheon City, South Korea, the sixth edition of the Course is taking a differrent approah this year. Given the travel and in-person meeting restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Course will take place through a series of two-and-a-half (2.5) hour online sessions over five (5) days between 22 and 26 March 2021 (8:00pm - 10:30pm, Korea Standard Time).

 

Programme and Agenda

Day 1 (22 March 2021)

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

Opening Remarks:  

  • Mr. Alexander Trepelkov (Officer-in-Charge, Division of Sustainable Development Goals, UN DESA) - delivered by Mr. Amson Sibanda (Chief, National Strategies and Capacity Building Branch, UN DESA)
  • Mr. Chun Kyoo Park (Head of Office, UNOSD)

Theme: SDG-3 Good Health and Well-being

Moderator: Ms. Lichia Saner-Yiu (President, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development)

  

Day 2 (23 March 2021)

Theme: SDG-8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Moderator: Mr. Raymond Saner (Professor, Organisation and International Management, University of Basel)

 

Day 3 (24 March 2021)

Theme: SDG-12 Responsible/Sustainable Consumption and Production

Moderator: Ms. Lichia Saner-Yiu (President, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development)

 

Day 4 (25 March 2021)

Theme: SDG-16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Moderator: Mr. Raymond Saner (Professor, Organisation and International Management, University of Basel)

 

Day 5 (26 March 2021)

Theme: SDG-17 Partnerships 

Moderator: Ms. Lichia Saner-Yiu (President, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development)

 

Organizers

The 2020-21 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.

 

Contact Information

For any questions or comments about the programme, 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. Huiyong Kim, Team Assistant, UNOSD at hui.kim@un.org and Mr. JinHyun Lee, Team Assitant, 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 of its authorities.