Preparing for Action “National Briefing Package: The 2030 Agenda and SDGs”


Interactive Learning Package

UN Partner

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United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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Course summary

The national briefing package is a self-explanatory integrated toolkit designed to support national facilitators in planning and delivering briefings at the country level.

About this course

This integrated toolkit has been created by UNITAR together with UNDG and is being used at the country level since May 2015. It contains a briefing package designed for use by national governments and can be easily adapted to each national context. The toolkit includes guidance materials for facilitators, which enables national stakeholders to deliver the workshops themselves. UNITAR experts are available for coaching and support if required.

The toolkit is to be used for organising national briefings with two main objectives:
1) to raise awareness among key governments and national stakeholders about the content of the 2030 Agenda and implications for the country-level;
2) to enable countries to begin preliminary discussions on mainstreaming the agenda into each national context, including the initial mapping of the SDGs in the context of existing national plans and strategies, and to reflect on priority-setting, as well as data, monitoring, and review requirements.

The toolkit is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian.

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Target audience

  • Government officers;
  • UN Country Team;
  • Media representatives;
  • NGOs;
  • Business and industry;
  • Trade unions;
  • Community leaders;
  • Academia and universities;
  • Philanthropists;
  • Youth organizations;
  • Country-based international partners, etc.

Learning objectives

As a result of the briefing, participants should be better positioned to:
1) Describe the origins of the Post-2015 process, as well as the scope and the principles of the 2030 Agenda and proposed Sustainable Development Goals.
2) Analyze the changes that the 2030 agenda and SDGs entail for national planning and programming, as well as their professional work.
3) Identify key steps in the process required to integrate the 2030 agenda and SDGs into their national plans, set priorities and adapt SDG targets to the national context.

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