About this course
The 2030 Agenda is a defining framework for most of the local, national and international efforts to promote and facilitate transformative action for sustainable development. It is one of several key international frameworks that guide development policies around the globe.
It is critical for policymakers and development practitioners to have a solid understanding of the 2030 Agenda and other relevant frameworks and to be able to apply these frameworks across their work.
- This self-paced course follows a unique adaptive learning approach on an artificial intelligence-assisted platform matching the existing knowledge and learning needs of individual learners on the course topics. The AI Platform of the course checks the existing knowledge of the learners on the topic with regular probes, and automatically leads the learners to the course section that will be useful to focus more on a better understanding of the topics.
- The course is hosted on the UNSSC online learning platform, eLounge, which allows participants a high degree of flexibility to access content at their own pace, from anywhere and at any time.
- The e-learning platform tracks the completion of individual modules. A final certificate will be given to participants completing all modules in the learning path and an end-of-course survey.
- The course module is estimated to require approximately 120 minutes of study time to complete. Learners will have two months to complete the course once they have received the login information.
Module 1: History history behind the development of the 2030 Agenda
Module 2: About the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
Module 3: Global Indicator Framework for the SDGs
Module 4: Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Module 5: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Module 6: Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development
Module 7: New Urban Agenda
The course is geared to policymakers, practitioners and project managers who have an interest in sustainable development, or those who are working to implement sustainable development policy frameworks and wish to expand their knowledge.
Upon completion of the self-paced course, participants will be able to:
- Identify key international policy frameworks for sustainable development.
- Describe how these international agreements, conventions and documents were designed and development.
- Recognize the key aspects of the 2030 Agenda.
- Define the review and reporting processes under the 2030 Agenda.
- Describe the global SDG indicator framework.
- Recognize the value of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the Sendai Framework, New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement to Climate Change for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
- Recall the importance of the historical outcome documents that preceded the 2030 Agenda.
- Explain the value-added that these international framework documents create both for international multilateral efforts and for individual Member States’ efforts towards sustainable development.