UN Summer Academy 2017 “Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

UNSSC Summer Academy 2017

When: 21-25 August, 2017
Where: Bonn, Germany
Apply by: 7 August 2017

The UN Summer Academy 2017, titled Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and happening from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Bonn, Germany, is a 5-day engaging programme fostering rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, workshops, excursions and practical links.

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.

As part of the UN Summer Academy, a Share Fair is envisaged, which will bring together different German and regional actors and initiatives across different sectors, to showcase the diversity of programmatic approaches and practices and foster networking. As a special feature in 2017, the City of Bonn will present its unique project partnerships with cities around the world, strengthening local implementation of sustainability principles and climate partnerships. During an excursion in the wider region, participants will explore local projects, which combine social, economic and environmental considerations in an exemplary way.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have deepened their knowledge of the core substance and processes related to the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement as well as the Financing for Development process;
  • Have an increased awareness of the specific roles of different development partners as well as related cooperation opportunities;
  • Have had a first-hand exposure to good practices in the area of sustainable development programming and implementation;
  • Have gained knowledge and skills on building substantive and sustainable partnerships and enhancing their networks.

Deadline for registration is 7 August 2017. For more information and to register, please click here.