The UNOSD is uniquely positioned, institutionally as well as geographically, to play an increasingly important role in the dissemination and adoption of sustainable development ideas and practices.


The United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), part of UN in Korea, supports U.N. Member States in planning and implementing sustainable development strategies, notably through knowledge sharing, research, training and partnership building. The Office, established in 2011, is managed by the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and supported by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Environment, Yonsei University and the City of Incheon. [Read more about the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development]


Steering Committee

The 6th meeting of the Steering Committee of UNOSD took place on 1 May 2017. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Republic of Korea, Ministry of Environment, City of Incheon, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and UNOSD.


The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs will take place in Incheon, on 20-24 May 2019. The training 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 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their work.


The third SDGs summer camp will take place in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Metropolitan City, as a dedicated partner of UNOSD, will offer participants opportunities to explore good practices and strategies for the SDGs implementation.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change are historic achievements. Together, they set universal transformative objectives for embarking all countries on sustainable and low-carbon pathways. To implement SDGs and Paris Agreement in a more integrated way, UNOSD hosted a session on “Achieving Climate Change Action and the Sustainable Development Goals through more Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable city” in the 2018 International Conference on Climate Finance and Industry, took place in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

The overarching objective of the Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) is to achieve a better understanding of successes, lessons and specific mechanisms for initiating and fostering the profound transformations that are urgently needed to make our societies sustainable, resilient, prosperous, peaceful and inclusive in accordance with the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s SDTF is designed to foster an open dialogue on what we have learned in the first four years of implementing the SDGs, both at the country level and at the international level, particularly with regard to the role of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development.