United Nations Action: Last Minute Call for Session Proposals Focused on Sustainability

The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held in New York from July 10 – 19, 2023.

The Division for Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA/DSDG) and the New York Office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), are organizing the 2023 edition of the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice – a series of capacity building and knowledge learning sessions held annually as a special Event to the HLPF, featuring speakers and experts from many sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the SDGs under review in 2023 HLPF as well as supporting discussions leading up to the SDG Summit in September.

The 2023 edition of the SDGs Learning, Training & Practice also aims at sharing concrete tools, methodologies and good practices that can support the mid-term review of the implementation of the SDGs and the preparations for the 2023 SDG Summit – the HLPF to be convened under the auspices of the General Assembly in September 2023.

National governments and stakeholder organizations interested in organizing a SDGs Learning, Training & Practice session are invited to submit one learning session proposal for the 2023 edition.

The application form for submission of proposals can be accessed online . Only submissions in English will be considered. Applicants will be asked to indicate their preference for virtual or in-person sessions.

The selection of learning sessions will be based on the quality of proposals, relevance to the HLPF theme and focus of the 2023 SDG Learning, Training and Practice priorities (as indicated above), the expertise of the organizers, and willingness to produce the desired output. There is no fee for submission or approval of proposed courses.

Learning Session proposals should be submitted no later than March 30 2023. The application form can be accessed through this link. Organizations of selected course proposals will be notified by May 15, 2023.

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