Workshop Examines Sustainable Development Goal Governance

  • 2014•02•10     New York

    One of most urgent research and policy challenges in the field of sustainable development is  establishing the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    To inform this policy process, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the Earth System Governance Project, and the POST2015 Project co-organized an International Workshop on Governance “of” and “for” Sustainable Development Goals on 1 February 2014 in New York.

    The event brought together international scholars and practitioners with expertise in global environmental governance for a series of keynote presentations and breakout discussions. The participants covered a wide range of key topics including SDG indicators, functions and targets; SDG partnerships and potential commitments; and financial mechanisms and required resources for SDG governance and implementation. They also explored the role of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and UN engagement with external stakeholders.

    The findings, results and recommendations from the workshop will be made available in a final report from the organizers.

    For an overview of the meeting and topics discussed, see the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services website.