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ISO 37101 sustainable development in communities

What: 

The brochure on ISO 37101, Sustainable development in communities - Management system for sustainable development - Requirements with guidance for use, shows how the standard establishes requirements for a management system for sustainable development in communities, including cities, using a holistic approach, with a view to ensuring consistency with the sustainable development policy of communities. Using the standard will help communities set objectives and define a strategy for sustainable development at the local level and contribute to all 17 goals.

 

Clear the Air for Children

What: 

This new UNICEF report reveals that almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines – . Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of around 600,000 children under age 5 every year and threatens the health, lives and futures of millions more. The report provides a set of concrete steps to take so that children can breathe clean, safe air.

Event: The UN’s Normative Role in an Agenda 2030 World

What: 

This conference convenes representatives from the UN system, Member States, academia, non-governmental organisations, and students to identify gaps and generate forward-looking ideas related to the UN’s normative work in light of the 2030 Agenda. The event will be streamed live starting at 14.00 on Friday 2 December, 2016.

When: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 to Saturday, December 3, 2016
Where: 
Maison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2
Geneva
Switzerland
Impact: 
The outcome of the event will provide input to discussions on the UN’s evolving role and function, and on how the UN’s normative work can be strengthened.

2016 SUN Movement Annual Progress Report

What: 

In 2016, Sudan, Papua New Guinea & Indian States Uttar Pradesh & Jharkhand joined the SUN Movement, marking its 6th year with 57 countries and 3 Indian States all committed to scaling up nutrition. The Movement's new Progress Report details the progress being made across the Movement as they work to end the injustice of malnutrition and to unleash the potential of all children. The Report includes profiles for SUN Countries which undertook the Joint Assessment in line with the Movement's Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. The assessment brings together multiple stakeholders working across sectors to identify the institutional changes taking place to strengthen the enabling environment for better policies and plans and improved resource mobilization. 

When: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
Where: 
Rome, Italy
Italy
Impact: 
57 countries are working together to end malnutrition in all its forms

Call for Nominations to 2017 Environment and Emergency Awards

What: 

Nominations for the 2017 Green Star Awards, celebrating outstanding efforts to address the environmental and humanitarian impacts of disasters and conflicts, were called for today by the United Nations and the non-governmental organisation Green Cross International (see: www.greenstarawards.net).

Nominations for the Green Star Awards will be accepted until the end of January 2017. Winners will be announced in June 2017 during the Environment and Emergencies Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum is a biennial global meeting that brings together stakeholders from around the world to improve preparedness, response and overall resilience to environmental emergencies as well as to integrate environment in humanitarian action.

When: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 to Monday, January 30, 2017
Impact: 
The Green Star Awards recognize individuals, organizations, governments and companies that demonstrate remarkable achievements in raising awareness, building capacity, and effectively responding to crises impacting the environment, human health and livelihoods. They emphasize the nexus between the environment and the need to safeguard communities from the environmental impacts of emergencies – including industrial accidents, extreme weather events, and protracted crisis.

CD Multi

What: 

Due to their remoteness and lack of resources, small and remote states are often insufficiently represented in multilateral diplomacy, while many multialteral issues - such as trade, climate change, health, and migration - are highly relevant for them. The Capacity Development Programme in Multilateral Diplomacy (CD Multi) aims to strengthen the capacity of small Pacific, Caribbean, and African states to participate more dynamically in multilateral diplomacy in general, and in Geneva-related activities in particular.

When: 
Friday, November 18, 2016
Where: 
DiploFoundation
7bis, Avenue de la Paix
Geneva 1202
Switzerland
Impact: 
The programme combines the convenience of tutored online learning and research for geographically dispersed participants with the immediate benefits of face-to-face coaching and policy immersion in Geneva. As a result, participants will be better able to understand and engage in multilateral diplomacy, and put their countries 'on the map'.

World network for education and training

What: 

The ICDO Regional Training Centres are accredited by the Executive Council and General Assembly. Their role is: to promote the professional development of civil defence and civil protection personnel at the national, regional and international levels; to conduct research and studies; to promote the exchange of experience and information in the field of civil defence and protection of populations and property from natural or man-made disasters.

  1. Educational center in Tunis
  2. Educational center in Russia

SDGs & the Internet

What: 

The Geneva Internet Platform operates the Digital Watch observatory: a comprehensive one-stop-shop on Internet governance and digital policy with all relevant international actors, instruments, issues, and updates. To better understand the intersection between digital technologies and the Sustainable Development Goals, we are keeping you up-to-date with our SDG and Internet process page.

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Where: 
DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform
7bis, Avenue de la Paix
Genève 1202
Switzerland

Counting the Invisible: Using Data to Transform the Lives of Girls and Women by 2030

What: 

Millions of girls are ‘invisible’ to governments and policy makers because vital data is not being recorded about their lives. This new report from Plan International reveals how improving the information we have about girls will help create a just world and equality for all.

The report exists in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

When: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016

SUN Movement Strategy & Roadmap

What: 

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020) is the product of a consultative process that spanned 57 countries, multiple United Nations (UN) and donor agencies, along with hundreds of international and national non-government organisations and businesses.

When: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Where: 
Palais des Nations Geneva 1211
Switzerland
Impact: 
It outlines the SUN Movement’s second phase and is focused on translating momentum into results for people who suffer due to malnutrition everywhere. It presents a practical vision of how we can all work together, toward our vision of a world without malnutrition by 2030.

Geneva Trialogue on knowledge and the SDGs

What: 

An event with academic, private and multilateral stakeholders on knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For its first edition, the Geneva Trialogue will focus on potential dividends offered by the digital revolution in knowledge production and education -  or, how new, technology-driven learning processes (including social learning and crowdsourcing) may become key drivers to achieve the SDGs.

When: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Where: 
Campus Biotech
Ch. des Mines
Geneva 1211
Switzerland
Impact: 
Brings together the industry, international organizations and academia around common projects on knowledge creation and dissemination in the perspective of mainstreaming and implementing the SDGs. Number 0 was a Symposium on Migration at the University of Geneva, number 1 is a Conference on November 15, and other editions will follow.

A World On The Move - Podcast series on SDGs

What: 

A World On The Move is a podcast series where migrants talk about their experience and discuss different SDGs with experts. This online discussion allows migrants to share their recommendations with your organization's experts. This 10 minute-podcast is shareable on the social media and can help you give a human face to the SDGs.

 

When: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016
Where: 
IOM Studio
Switzerland

Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3iD)

What: 

First Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3iD) will be organized in the first quarter of 2017 with the objective to:

– unleash the creative potential of International Geneva
– promote & practice disruptive innovation and co-creation
– forge innovation partnerships & collaboration

to radically accelerate progress towards the global goals.

When: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 to Friday, March 24, 2017

SDG Accelerator

What: 

First of series of SDG accelerators focussing on different topics, it will gather people from different backgrounds during 2 days in group-facilitated activities to come up with innovative solutions (similar to hackathon). The topic: Reducing inequality, can focus on for example access to water, access to health, gender etc.

Impact: 
Increase awareness of the importance of the SDGs and the relevance of them to each of us, and empower/encourage individuals to contribute. Find new solutions thanks to the inclusion of people from different backgrounds (including high school students, artists, start uppers...), connect the decision-makers with rest of population (civil society, private sector…) and make their decisions sustainable and implementable and closely related to what people need.

ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

What: 

In the context of the implementation of the SDGs, ICTs reach into homes and communities that otherwise have no contact with everybody else, through technology

Impact: 
At the essence, the SDGs are about global interconnectedness accelerating human progress. All of us will benefit from being better connected: for this to happen, ITU and its partners are working together to ensure that these goals are fulfilled everywhere

#ZeroHunger videos

What: 

WFP delivers live-saving food to people in war zones and fights hunger and malnutrition. Achieving Zero Hunger and learning for all are key elements in the achievement of the SDGs, including SDG 2 on ending hunger by 2030

Impact: 
Saving lives by getting food to more than 80 million people in 80 countries. WFP works to help prevent hunger in the future through Programmes like our school meal, which is the best investment into breaking cycle of malnutrition, hunger and poverty. Improving the health of schoolchildren transforms the rest of their lives; for every US$ invested in school meals, there is an overall economic return of US$3 to US$8

Looking Back, Leaping Forward - Moving from MDGs to SDGs in Europe and Central Asia

What: 

This report, jointly prepared as an inter-agency product by the regional UN system in Europe and Central Asia within the framework of the Regional Coordination Mechanism and the Regional UN Development Group, looks back at the experience of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and, at the same time, takes on a forward-looking perspective to achieve a successful transition to the much more complex and comprehensive SDGs

Impact: 
While governments are strengthening mechanisms for inter-sectoral coordination, the UN system, including at the regional level, has also been developing new initiatives and using existing instruments for coordination across the silos to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs

Geneva 2030 Ecosystem

What: 

A collaboration initiative that aims to mobilize the knowledge, skills and ideas of Geneva based actors to overcome common implmentation challenges of the Agenda 2030 to ultimately help countries achieve SDGs.  The Ecosystem is a multistakeholder initaitive and involves actors from UN Agencies, IGOs, NGOs, and academia.  The group recently completed their second workshop and is in the process of formalizing its structure.

Impact: 
A transformative agenda requires new ways of thinking, this initiative will create a new and replicable collaboration model.

Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

What: 

Flagship Report - Evidence-based recommendations for implementing the 2030 Agenda

Impact: 
Drawing on numerous policy innovations from the South, the report goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making toward the 2030 Agenda, intended to “leave no one behind”. Bringing together five years of UNRISD research across six areas—social policy, care policy, social and solidarity economy, eco-social policy, domestic resource mobilization, and politics and governance—the report explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals. See also the accompanying blog series "The Transformation Conversation" : www.unrisd.org/flagshipblog-guide for a dialogue of different perspectives on transformation for sustainable development.