Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Orientation Briefing
With the process to develop the post-2015 sustainable development agenda approaching critical milestones, UNITAR is organizing a series of interactive technical briefings for members of delegations and other government officials at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva, and proposing online learning opportunities. The overall objective of the briefings is to strengthen knowledge for evidence-based decision making in the formulation of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The first part of the face-to-face briefings took place in New York and Geneva in Spring 2014. Interested delegates can access learning materials organized in 11 learning modules and close to 90 videos of the presentations made by prominent UN and external experts during these sessions on the dedicated learning platform.
The platform is intended for Member States’ delegates. Interested diplomats are invited to request a password by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second part of the face-to-face briefings for Member States’ delegates will be delivered in New York after the beginning of the intergovernmental negotiations in 2014 – 2015. More information regarding the specific dates and topics will be provided in due time.
In addition, there will be online courses available for New York-based delegates and those diplomats who will be directly supporting the Post-2015 negotiations from capitals.
The series will feature 15 different briefings in New York and 10 briefings in Geneva, and will:
- Assist participants to access the most up-to-date information on the post-2015 process, progress and key outcomes of ongoing Member States’ discussions, as well as newly arrived delegates to ‘catch up’;
- Provide a dynamic and interactive space where delegates can exchange views on the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and have a more in-depth discussion, as needed.
The briefings will be facilitated by prominent experts and involve peer-to-peer learning and active involvement of members of delegations. An online resource platform will also be available to support the learning experience.
UN Staff are encouraged to visit the Post-2015 Learning Hub developed by the UN System Staff College for key learning resources, information and executive lounge chats and community forums.
The event is free and open to the delegates to the United Nations. Online (New York and Geneva sessions) or on-site registration (New York sessions only) is required.
Participants will receive access information to the Online Learning Platform on the briefing (http://www.learnatunitar.org/course/view.php?id=126).