UN Summer Academy



UN Partner

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United Nations System Staff College

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5 days
30 hours
Bonn, Germany
1250 USD
Start date
26 August 2019
End date
30 August 2019
Registration deadline
12 August 2019

Course summary

An engaging five-day 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, App Labs, an excursion and a Share Fair.

About this course

Leveraging the presence of 20 UN entities as well as various leading international development institutions based in Bonn, the UN Summer Academy provides participants with unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. The Summer Academy facilitates and fosters dialogue with thought and action leaders who are currently working towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. As the world community prepares for the first SDG Summit in September 2019 under the auspices of the UN General Assembly, the 2019 UN Summer Academy will focus on reviewing progress made in view of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda thus far.

Participants will discuss approaches to reporting and stakeholder engagement at local, regional and international levels with a view to identifying synergies and building new partnerships that incorporate lessons learnt so far and actively build upon that learning. The academy combines academic rigour with cutting-edge thinking, builds on renowned faculty and is open to professionals from all sectors. Through experiential learning methodologies, participants explore transformative approaches required for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and share concrete examples and practices from diverse country contexts and stakeholder perspectives.

Thanks to the generous support of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, this course is offered at a reduced price of USD 1250.

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Target audience

UN staff, national and local government representatives, civil society representatives, academics, private sector representatives, as well as a select number of Master and post-graduate 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 features and role of SDG review and reporting mechanisms at different levels; as well as approaches to financing the SDGs, policy coherence and SDG advocacy;
  • Have benefitted from unparalleled networking opportunities, and demonstrate an increased awareness of the role of different development partners;
  • Have received first-hand exposure to good practices in the area of sustainable development at the local level.