UN Summer Academy 2023


Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations System Staff College

Course details

5 days
5 hours per day
500 USD (Scholarship available)
Start date
26 June 2023
End date
30 June 2023
Registration deadline
1 April 2023

Course summary

An engaging five-day online programme that fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, small-group breakout activities, and peer-exchange.

About this course

Amidst the disruption and global uncertainty facing the world today, global dialogue and action is more critical than ever. In this context, the virtual UN Summer Academy will address key challenges to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in a post COVID-19 context, particularly in the areas of health and well-being, economic transformation, and climate action.

The 2022 virtual UN Summer Academy builds on the rich legacy of very successful virtual editions in 2020 and 2021, as well as eight face-to-face editions. As in previous editions, the Academy combines academic rigour with cutting-edge thinking, providing participants with unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. It facilitates and fosters dialogue with thought and action leaders who are currently working towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Participants will explore transformative approaches required for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and they will share concrete examples and practices from diverse country contexts and stakeholder perspectives.

At the same time, this virtual edition capitalizes on the additional opportunities offered by its online format. Through experiential learning methodologies, participants will engage with a wide range of expert inputs, as well as in peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange and collaborative co-creation.

Target audience

UN young professionals, national and local government representatives, civil society representatives, academics, private sector representatives, as well as a select number of doctoral and master’s students.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of the UN Summer Academy, participants will:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key notions underpinning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change;
  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of the key challenges and opportunities facing sustainable development in the wake of COVID-19
  • Have benefitted from unparalleled networking opportunities, and demonstrate an increased awareness of the role of different development partners; and
  • Have received exposure to good practices and conceptual approaches in the area of sustainable development.

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