Apply now: UN Summer Academy 2017 “Localizing the 2030 Agenda”
UN Summer Academy 2017
Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
21 – 25 August
The UN Summer Academy 2017 is titled “Localizing the 2030 Agenda”.
The Academy, which has been organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) every year since 2012, prides itself on offering executive education, learning and knowledge exchange.
The 2017 edition of the Summer Academy will focus on ways to implement the 2030 Agenda at national, regional and local level, examining the particular role of cities and local authorities in the process. The academy will introduce the concept of sustainable development and the cross-cutting programmatic approaches it requires, provide conceptual background knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals, along with the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and foster an exchange about good practices in the field. The academy combines academic rigour with cutting edge thinking, builds on a renowned faculty and is open to UN staff, representatives of local authorities and governments, civil society and private sector representatives alike, as well as a select number of post-graduate students and young professionals, interested in further pursuing opportunities in the field of sustainable development.
See the call for participation for more information about the program.
Who can participate?
The UN Summer Academy is intended for practitioners, policy makers and researchers working on furthering the core notions of sustainable development, as well as those actively engaged with the UN system in their daily lives.
Deadline for enrollment is 7 August 2017.
For an article on the 5th UN Summer Academy in 2016, read this article, as well as this HuffPost Blog from last year’s UN Summer Academy participant and Dean of the Drucker School of Management, Jenny Darroch.
For videos of previous editions of the UN Summer Academy, as well as other audio-visual material, visit the UN Summer Academy Facebook page.
To sign up go to the website of United Nations System Staff College!