Challenges and Opportunities to Enable the SDGs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 10.00 – 12.30

Join Jonas Haertle, Project Leader at the UN Institute for Training and Research, for a seminar: "Challenges and Opportunities to Enable the Sustainable Development Goals - Collaborative Leadership for the World we Want."

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Graduate Studies, by Friday, February 8 at 5:00 pm so that we can make sure that the venue is suitable and that you receive the pre-seminar readings.

Most of today’s most pressing challenges, from rising inequality to climate change, from stresses on food systems to entrenched poverty, require global solutions and frameworks - but the political answers are fragmented. The Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious blueprint for development and cooperation. Approved in 2015 by all 193 UN Member States, Agenda 2030 sets ambitious goals and timelines bringing sustainable development at the center of action for people, the planet and prosperity. Achieving the SDGs by 2030 calls for transformative and collaborative actions by governments, and, importantly by the civil society and business sectors.

Jonas Haertle, Project Leader at the UN Institute for Training and Research, has worked in different capacities for over 13 years at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He will present an overview of the origins and current state of implementing the SDGs, including some case studies.

The presentation will be followed by ample time to discuss with students.