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Museon Exhibition: One Planet

The Science and Culture Museum of The Hague is opening a permanent exh(...)

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2016-10-29 11:00 AM 2017-12-01 5:00 PM Europe/London Museon Exhibition: One Planet The Science and Culture Museum of The Hague is opening a permanent exhibition, called “One Planet”, dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through interactive elements, the exhibition presents each of the 17 Goals using texts, pictures and items from the Museon’s collection. Each theme represents the challenges that we are facing today linked to a situation from the Netherlands that can be compared with other places in the world. The One Planet exhibition invites visitors to reflect about current issues and proposes solutions that can be taken to help to address poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being, and protect the environment. It aims at inspiring visitors to take their own actions to build a sustainable development world. Themes include: over-fishing, water pollution, energy, refugees, climate change, discrimination, etc. The Hague Museon

Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Send...

Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, cau(...)

Posted by Angela Montano, UNITAR

Organized by UNITAR and UNISDR

2017-02-27 2017-06-02 Europe/London Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework at the Local Level (E-learning course) Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular, the most vulnerable communities within these countries. Particularly in the context of increased urbanization, urban risk continues to rise. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is growing especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, the planning and development of cities has given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and developing a series of innovative approaches to build resilience. On the basis of these needs, UNITAR has developed the e-learning course Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework at the local level. This e-learning course aims to strengthen the capacities of government officials, especially those at the local level, and disaster management professionals to design and implement plans and programmes that reduce disaster risk and enhance resilience. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: Raise awareness about the Making Cities Resilient (MRC) Campaign; Identify initiatives and best practices on how to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adoption into urban planning; Assess the risk management situation in their cities by using a tool; Develop a safe and resilient country/city action plan; Analyze the purpose, the goals and the outcome of the HFA and the Sendai Framework for DRR Geneva UNITAR and UNISDR

Resilience Action Plans - Implementing the Framewo...

Throughout the last 20 years, disasters have affected 4.4 billion peo(...)

Posted by Angela Montano, UNITAR

Organized by UNITAR y UNISDR

2017-02-27 2017-06-02 Europe/London Resilience Action Plans - Implementing the Framework for Sendai at Local Level (Online Course) Throughout the last 20 years, disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, costing a total of $ 2 trillion in damages and 1.3 million deaths. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and in particular the most vulnerable communities in those countries. Today, in the context of urban growth, the risk is increasing more and more. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is particularly amplified when poor people are installed in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, planning and development of cities have not considered the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, risks hydro-Spotter Training and many others. That reality has resulted in the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and the development of a number of innovative approaches to achieve resilience. In accordance with these needs, UNITAR has developed the online course, action plans to implement the Framework Resiliency-Sendai at the local level. The online course mainly aims to strengthen the capacities of government officials, especially those working at the local level, and professionals that are handled on issues of disaster management to devise and implement plans and programs to reduce disaster risk and improve resilience. At the end of the course, participants will: Raise awareness of the "Making Cities Resilient (MRC) Campaign"; Identify initiatives and best practices for integrating risk reduction and adoption of climate change on urban planning; Assess the status of disaster risk management in participating countries using using various tools; Develop a secure and resilient action plan for their cities / countries; Analyze the objective, goals and outcome of HFAb and Sendai frame. Ginebra UNITAR y UNISDR

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustain...

An online course that equips participants with a sound understanding o(...)

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Organized by UNSSC Knowledge Cent(...)

2017-05-08 2017-06-09 Europe/London Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development An online course that equips participants with a sound understanding of the concept of sustainable development as well as the vision and principles of Agenda 2030. It explores the three pillars of sustainable development while taking a look at the inter-linkages between climate change, planetary boundaries, social inclusion and human rights. It also identifies key lessons from the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the significant differences in the new agenda. OBJECTIVESUpon successful completion of this course, participants will: Benefit from an in-depth understanding of the 2030 Agenda including the features and role of the SDG results framework, means of implementation and global partnerships; Be able to analyse the role of the UN as well as other stakeholders in supporting national implementation of Agenda 2030; Be equipped with an understanding the SDG review and follow-up framework; Demonstrate an improved understanding of the role they can play at a personal and institutional level in contributing to the implementation of the SDGs. TARGET AUDIENCEUN staff and development practitioners. REGISTRATIONThe course fee is 500 USD. To register, go to http://bit.ly/FC2017-2 (Enrollment deadline 05/05/17) Bonn UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development

Tutored e-learning course on ´enhancing developmen...

Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Gov(...)

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Organized by Development Partners(...)

2017-05-08 9:00 AM 2017-06-30 5:00 PM Europe/London Tutored e-learning course on ´enhancing development effectiveness for decentralisation and local governance´ Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Governance The course will cover the following topics: 1) Introduction to decentralisation, local governance and aid/development effectiveness 2) Political decentralisation and political economy analysis 3) Administrative decentralisation 4) Fiscal decentralisation 5) Linkages between decentralisation and sector support 6) Designing coherent support strategies and monitoring change The timeframe for the course is 2 months with an estimated learning time of 2-3 hours per week. The course is accompanied by a tutor who offers general support and a thematic expert who provides context-specific expertise. E-learning courses are free of charge. Registrations are open until the 30th of April. Please click here if you wish to apply. Home based (e-learning) Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance

UN Global Goals – Triggering a wave of local actio...

Triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond It is essenti(...)

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Organized by Council of European(...)

2017-05-29 10:00 AM 2017-05-29 6:00 PM Europe/London UN Global Goals – Triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond Triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond It is essential, as the UN does, to call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and promote peace and prosperity for all, through the 17 UN Global Goals (SDGs). It is equally essential to make sure these Global Goals are successfully implemented: this part is championed by local and regional governments.The event, “UN Global Goals: Triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond,” on 29 May in Brussels (Rue de la Science 14 B) will look at how towns and regions can lead positive global change.Organised by CEMR and PLATFORMA, this event will be the opportunity to find solutions together to make sure local governments have the power to localise (implement at local level) the 17 Global Goals throughout the planet. From showcasing inspiring good practices and local actions to discussing how towns and regions can lead, measure and monitor local implementation, this event will cover everything on the localisation of the Global Goals.Several high-level participants will be delivering keynote speeches: the mayor of Udine and CEMR spokesperson for climate and energy, Furio Honsell; UCLG deputy secretary general Emilia Sàiz; European Commission – Policy Strategy Centre adviser and former MEP Said El Khadraoui and SDG Action Campaign Director Mitchell Toomey.The Global Goals call for universal positive change from an economic, social, gender and environmental perspective. For that change to come into effect, the action of local and regional governments all over the world is crucial. That’s why it is said that the Global Goals work like the butterfly effect, triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond.Make sure you are part of the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #LocalizingSDGs.   Read the Concept note and Registration here.     Brussels Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and PLATFORMA

European Development Days 2017

The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on inte(...)

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Organized by European Commission

2017-06-07 11:30 AM 2017-06-08 6:30 PM Europe/London European Development Days 2017 The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development. The forum brings the development community together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire innovative solution and new partnerships for the world’s most pressing challenges. This eleventh edition will focus on the international community’s strategic response to the most pressing global challenges of the day, with a particular emphasis on the engagement of the private sector as a major partner in economic development. Purpose EDD 2017 aims at promoting a new global strategy for sustainable development, focused on a balanced approach between the three components of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. EDD 2017 builds on the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and on the European Commission's proposal for a new European Consensus on Development. Investing in Development is the focus of this year’s forum, highlighting the importance to increase and improve investments with the objective of achieving inclusive and sustainable growth and creating decent jobs for all. The objectives are: -to discuss strategies & approaches to respond to the most pressing current global challenges; -to translate the Agenda 2030, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, COP 21 into policies. Themes and topics Under the main thread of Investing in Development, the EDD 2017 agenda will be framed under three major themes emerging as key priorities in today’s current context: Investing in People and Planet, Investing in Prosperity and Investing in Peace and Partnerships. The three themes are equally important, interrelated, indivisable and interconnected. Sessions at EDD 2017 must adopt an integrated approach when addressing specific topics, to highlight the interlinked nature of the new sustainable development approach.   Sessions Programme The EDD 2017 programme will include auditoria and lab debates, brainstorming sessions, and project and report presentations. The forum will also feature a Global Village to showcase successful practices. Additionally, EDD 2017 will host a variety of activities under the EDD 2017 Youth Agenda to encourage greater youth participation. Target audience Governments, international organisations, civil society, donors, the private sector, young leaders and individual players.   "...Through a an ambitious, new and collective European development policy, we need to defend and promote a model of global prosperity that is truly shared and inclusive. We must mobilise all means at our disposal, including the potential of the private sector, to honour the commitments we made to the international community in 2015 and deliver in an integrated manner on the Sustainable Development Goals."  Commissioner N. Mimica Towards an European Consensus on Development Brussels European Commission

Global challenges: Major cities in action · 12th M...

Under the theme ”Global Challenges: Major Cities in Action”, the XII M(...)

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Organized by METROPOLIS- world as(...)

2017-06-19 8:00 AM 2017-06-22 6:00 PM Europe/London Global challenges: Major cities in action · 12th METROPOLIS World Congress Under the theme ”Global Challenges: Major Cities in Action”, the XII Metropolis World Congress – World Association of the Major Metropolises – will unite decision-makers from major cities around the world as well as public, institutional, private, community and academic stakeholders in order to: Promote key political messages and declarations from the community of mayors worldwide Showcase and acknowledge good urban practices from across the globe Enrich the debate among the various urban management stakeholders through innovative networking practices Topics discussed will be about Smart Cities Major cities and the environment Inclusion and Living Together Mobility and Urban Planning Economic development, collaborative economy and circular economy Metropolitan Leadership and Governance    Visit the official site of the Congress http://montreal2017.metropolis.org/ for all information about programme, registration, venue, etc. Montreal METROPOLIS- world association of the major metropolises

Summercourse: A local perspective to the Sustainab...

Cities and local authorities are catalysts for change and drivers of d(...)

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Organized by The Hague Academy fo(...)

2017-07-03 9:00 AM 2017-07-07 5:00 PM Europe/London Summercourse: A local perspective to the Sustainable Development Goals Cities and local authorities are catalysts for change and drivers of development, as recognised in the recent post-2015 discussions. A multilevel governance approach is needed to deliver development to citizens and make sure that poor and marginalised groups are included in economic growth policies. But how can governments at all levels cooperate effectively? And how can capacities at national and local level be strenghtened? During this Summercourse we discuss how donor and development agencies can support a multilevel governance approach to deal with future development challenges. The course consists of several modules: What are the latest insights and recent lessons in decentralisation and sustainable local development? We will explore the potential of local governance in realising sustainable development, while taking into account the political economy of decentralisation reforms. Our internationally renowned expert on decentralisation Jamie Boex talks about inter-governmental (fiscal) relations and local service delivery in different country contexts and addresses different (fiscal) support modalities. We will discuss strategies and instruments for empowering local authorities. A new tool for local government capacity development, that has recently been developed by VNG International, will be introduced. We zoom in on the capacity of local authorities to design strategies, deliver and manage services, increase transparency and accountability, and successfully engage with other tiers of governments, civil society and the private sector. Deadline for application is 12 May, 2017. For more information about our general conditions and the online application form, click here. The Hague The Hague Academy for local governance

5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation

The Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for development represents a(...)

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2017-07-10 9:00 AM 2017-07-11 7:00 PM Europe/London 5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation The Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for development represents a unique opportunity to bring together local and regional authorities' representatives from the European Union and developing countries to exchange their views and hold a political dialogue with the European institutions on development cooperation.   Objective The ultimate aim is to contribute to reinforce development aid effectiveness towards the full integration of local and regional authorities into the development cooperation policies and to build a genuine EU partnership between the different actors active in the field of development.   Programme  The fifth edition of the Assises includes an opening session and five parallel thematic roundtables, on  10 July, 2017 and a plenary session and six workshops on 11 July , 2017. The plenary session will bring together the "rapporteurs" of each roundtable to present the main conclusions of the discussions. This will be followed by an exchange of questions and answers between the participants and high representatives of the EU institutions.     08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 10 July 2017     Opening and Thematic Session                     Roundtables           Cocktail         11 July 2017   3 Workshops       Plenary session         Lunch   3 Workshops                           Themes and topics The themes of the Roundtables, providing opportunity for strategic discussion on policies, and workshops, focusing on implementation and concrete projects, are the following: Round Tables Sustainable Development Goals Migration Climate change / Energy Cooperation and territorial development Capacity building Workshops Sustainable Development Goals Humanitarian crisis Climat change / Energy Food security and safety Education for development Territorial development  Brussels European Commission, European Committee of the Regions

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Developm...

To follow-up with the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustain(...)

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Organized by Economic and Social(...)

2017-07-10 8:00 AM 2017-07-19 6:00 PM Europe/London High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" To follow-up with the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, countries will meet next July in New York foir the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.   The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017.   At the Forum, 44 countries will highlight their efforts to integrate the Goals with their sustainable development plans. More information on the work of the 44 countries may be found at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/inputs The theme of the HLPF will be "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year: Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development New York Economic and Social Council

Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development

Do you wish to gain a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as(...)

Posted by Angela Montano, UNITAR

Organized by UNITAR, University o(...)

2017-09-06 2017-11-01 Europe/London Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development Do you wish to gain a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means for fostering resilience in your community, village, country or neighbourhood? Then we invite you to join the online programme Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development. Access to energy is a prerequisite for economic and social development, as almost every type of productive activity needs energy as an input. With this course you will enhance your capacity as a change maker to take an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet the specific needs of your country, communities, villages or neighbourhoods. The programme is developed and delivered in a partnership between Gaia Education, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the University of Strathclyde. We have now begun enrolling students, so be quick to book your place and learn from renewable experts in our global classroom. This course offered in collaboration with Strathclyde University and UNITAR, aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers, energy/sustainable development officers and other personnel to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods. It provides an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options and offers insights into the management of renewable energy projects, from small scale, through to major projects. By the end of the course the participant will be able to: Determine how renewable energy technologies can help to drive sustainable development Discuss the role that energy plays in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals Explain the benefits and drawbacks associated with a range of sustainable technologies and how they may be integrated Apply basic principles to determine the most appropriate renewable energy strategy in a given situation Compare and assess different business models and their suitability for different energy solutions Identify and use tools to overcome barriers achieving sustainable energy goals Share best practices of their communities The course starts on 6th September 2017, for a period of 8 weeks. In order to get the full benefit of the course we suggest you should dedicate 5 hours a week to your study. Fee information: The course fee is £400 (GBP [Great Britain Pound]) Geneva UNITAR, University of Strathclyde and Gaia Education

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries...

COURSE DETAILS The rapid, unplanned and uncoordinated growth of citi(...)

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Organized by UNITAR & Deutsche Ge(...)

2017-09-18 12:00 AM 2017-12-09 12:00 AM Europe/London Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries - UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) COURSE DETAILS The rapid, unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously jeopardized existing transport systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating future transport systems, especially in developing countries. It is in the developing countries, mainly in urban areas, where the greatest growth of the automotive fleet has been seen in recent years and is expected for the coming years. The environmental and social impacts of these trends are significant. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, safety deficiencies and traffic accidents. COURSE OBJECTIVE The course aims to improve the capacity of local decision makers and transport planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to the sustainability of urban transport in cities in developing countries. The course provides the space to analyze the most important issues of sustainable transport, including transport demand management, improving public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety and other gender issues in transportation. CONTENT Module 1 Urban Growth and Strategies for Sustainable Urban Transport Module 2 Municipal Mobility Management Module 3 Public Transportation Services Module 4 Management, financing and Institutions Module 5 Energy and Environment Module 6 Social and Security Matters METHODOLOGY This six-module course is based on sound pedagogical principles of learning. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and mandatory exams. In addition to this, the course comprises a series of practical and collaborative activities. Participants should work on a case study, where they can apply their knowledge in a practical way, as well as conduct peer reviews and participate in the discussion forum. Learning activities are distributed in such a way that learning objectives can be flexibly achieved. All course activities are moderated by a high-level transportation expert. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS The course is open to urban and transportation planners, decision-makers from local governments, as well as representatives from the national government, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations involved in the global transportation sector. It is advisable to have prior basic knowledge in urban transport and / or urban planning matters. CERTIFICATION Participants who obtain a minimum score of 70% will receive a culmination certificate. On the other hand, participants who complete all compulsory activities but obtain a score lower than 70% will receive a certificate of participation. Curso de e-learning basado en el hogar UNITAR & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries...

ABOUT THE COURSE The rapid and often unplanned and uncoordinated grow(...)

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Organized by UNITAR in partnershi(...)

2017-09-18 2017-12-08 Europe/London Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries - E-learning Course from UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) ABOUT THE COURSE The rapid and often unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously compromised existing transportation systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating new transportation systems, especially in developing countries. It is indeed in developing countries that the greatest growth in motor vehicles has been seen in the past few years and is expected in the future, primarily in urban areas. The environmental and social impacts are significant and directly related to quality of life and urban productivity. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, and traffic crashes. Thus, urban transportation issues are of foremost importance to support the mobility requirements in these growing cities and require new approaches. COURSE OBJECTIVE The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also provides some means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards. CONTENT Module 1Urban growth and strategies for sustainable development Module 2Municipal mobility management Module 3Public transport services Module 4Management, financing and institutions Module 5Energy and environment Module 6Safety and social issues METHODOLOGY The course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and quizzes. Participants also engage in hands-on and collaborative tasks. They have to work on a case study, where they can apply their knowledge practically, as well as to do peer-reviews and participate in group discussions. The learning activities are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner. All course activities are moderated by a high-level transportation expert. PARTICIPANT PROFILE The course is open to urban and transportation planners, decision-makers from local governments as well as representatives of service providers (national governments, private sector, NGOs) and international organizations involved in the transport sector worldwide. It is advisable to have prior basic knowledge of urban transport and/or urban planning issues. CERTIFICATION A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who achieve a minimum total score of 70%. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who complete all mandatory activities but achieve a final score inferior to 70%. Home-based e-learning course UNITAR in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries...

COURSE DESCRIPTION The rapid, disorderly and disorderly growth of ci(...)

Posted by Angela Montano, UNITAR

Organized by UNITAR en partenaria(...)

2017-09-18 2017-12-08 Europe/London Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries - UNITAR Online Course (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) COURSE DESCRIPTION The rapid, disorderly and disorderly growth of cities seriously undermines existing transport systems and considerably strengthens the challenge of creating new transport systems, particularly in developing countries. This on-line training offers alternative solutions and approaches to urban transport planning, aimed at ensuring sustainable urban mobility in developing cities. OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE This course aims to strengthen the capacity of local decision-makers and urban and transport planners to formulate and implement sustainable transport policies in developing countries. CONTENT Module 1 Urban growth and strategies for sustainable urban transport Module 2 Municipal Mobility Management Module 3 Public transport services Module 4 Management, Financing and Institutions Module 5 Energy and environment Module 6 Social dimension and security METHODOLOGY This 6-module course is based on adult learning principles. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and quizzes. Students will also participate in practical and collaborative activities. These activities include a case study, where each participant applies the knowledge gained, as well as peer reviews and group discussions. Learning activities are distributed in such a way as to ensure the achievement of learning objectives in a flexible manner. All learning activities are supervised by a high-level transportation expert. TARGETED AUDIENCE The course is aimed at urban and transport planners, local government decision-makers, representatives of transport service providers (national governments, the private sector and NGOs) and international organizations involved in the transport sector worldwide whole. It is advisable to have basic knowledge about urban transport and / or planning issues. DURATION OF THE COURSE AND WORK LOAD This training will be provided over a period of 12 weeks. The workload is estimated at about 4 hours of work per week. CERTIFICATION A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who have completed all mandatory activities and obtained an overall average of at least 70%. A Participation Certificate will be issued to participants who have completed all fiscal years but have a final score below 70%. Cours en ligne UNITAR en partenariat avec la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

XII Ibero-American Congress of Municipalities - A...

The XII Ibero-American Congress of Municipalities, organized by the G(...)

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Organized by Gobierno de Caldas,(...)

2017-09-24 2017-09-28 Europe/London XII Ibero-American Congress of Municipalities - A Territorial Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals The XII Ibero-American Congress of Municipalities, organized by the Government of Caldas (Colombia), the UIM, and UNDP, is the most important and influential municipalistas technical Ibero-American meeting, local authorities (mayors / as, aldermen / as), management and local, regional governments and their associations, cooperative networks, training centers, business sector and UIM Club members. In just one year, the international community has adopted three ambitious agendas: Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the New Urban Agenda. Local and regional governments have proved to be fundamental for achieving these agendas, however, we need to redefine their role, to ensure the implementation of governance and monitoring mechanisms at local, national and global level. The twelfth edition of this Congress, will address the priority issues on the agenda of local and regional governments, which will guide your action in the coming years. objective UIM, takes its responsibility as an international organization that works to strengthen local space in Latin America and from his work shall transform the opportunities and challenges of the ODS local agendas that provide local and territorial vision against targets directly related to responsibilities and functions of Local and Regional Governments - beyond the target 11 - urban and territorial dimension of sustainable development. The XII Latin American Congress of Municipal explore and discuss the structural changes that are necessary to raise from local to global development SUSTAINABLE from a different perspective, including new inclusive forms of governance, changes in patterns of production and consumption, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Congress also constitutes a sectoral space, which will revitalize the Latin American municipal movement and strengthen the network of local, regional, universities, governments and local businesses, making face meetings and sharing experiences and knowledge. Expected results the Latin American municipalist community (local and regional governments, universities and local businesses) is an opportunity to discuss, reflect and exchange experiences on key social, environmental and economic dynamics that have a clear impact on improving the processes of sustainable development and local governance, in line with the ODS. Improve territorial articulation and horizontal collaboration between local governments, civil society, private sector and university, aimed at forging strategic alliances and networks of relations and exchange of experiences. Drafting and signing of the Declaration of Manizales, the result of extensive discussions and reflections capture the major agreements and commitments of local, regional, universities and companies around the main challenges and opportunities for the territorialization of the Sustainable Development Goals . Statement will be elevated to the Ibero-American General Secretariat - SEGIB. Manizales Gobierno de Caldas, Unión Iberoamericana de Municipalistas, Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), Alcaldía de Manizales, Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB), Federación Colombiana de Municipios

Intercultural Cities 2017 Milestone Event - Urban...

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2017-11-28 7:00 AM 2017-11-29 11:55 PM Europe/London Intercultural Cities 2017 Milestone Event - Urban Policies for Inclusive Integration and Diversity advantage http://www.coe.int/en/web/interculturalcities/-/join-the-intercultural-cities-2017-milestone-event Lisbon Council of Europe - ICCities Programme

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The Second International Conference on National Ur...

The Second International Conference on National Urban Policy | 15th – 18th May 2017, Paris, France The Se(...)

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March to Brasilia in Defense of Municipalities

Held since 1998, the March is a democratic mobilization that has gained strength and has become the largest Brazilian po(...)

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Organized by Brazil National Conf(...)

2nd UCLG Culture Summit 2017

Following the success of the first UCLG Culture Summit, and considering the growing importance of culture in the framewo(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by UCLG

Training on Local Economic Development

Training will take place in French! This practice-oriented training is focused on strengthening the economic capacity(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by The Hague Academy fo(...)

Resilient Cities 2017 (8th Global Forum on Urban R...

Resilient Cities 2017 will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change suc(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by ICLEI

Open SDG Action Learning Day

CIFAL Flanders organizes its first Agenda 2030 Action Learning Day in Antwerp. How to use the 17 Sustainable Development(...)

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Organized by CIFAL Flanders

Primer Festival ODS-one

UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Ecuador) with its strategic partners UNDP, UNESCO, CCE, G(...)

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Organized by UNITAR (Instituto de(...)

Forum of Latin American and the Caribbean on Susta...

Mexico will host from 26 to 28 April the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and the Caribbean on Sustainable(...)

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Organized by Comisión Económica p(...)

Book Launch: Universities and the Sustainable Deve...

Washington, DC, United States of America

Join the APLU Knowledge Center for Advancing Development through Higher Education for an evening with Dr. Peter H. Koehn(...)

Posted by Michelle DeFreese, APLU

Organized by APLU

Cities are Where the Future is Being Built

With the global productivity slowdown and stagnating progress in poverty reduction, new sources of growth are needed to(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by World Bank-IMF

"Don’t Waste Our Future” Towards a global commitme...

This conference will be an opportunity to present the results of the project on education to the fight against food wast(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Association of Citie(...)

Foro Mundial sobre las Violencias Urbanas y Educac...

El Foro Mundial sobre las Violencias Urbanas y Educación para la Convivencia y la Paz de Madrid se concibe como un lugar(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Ayuntamiento de Madr(...)

UN City Hall Talk Hasselt

UN City Hall Talk in Hasselt (in Dutch) on 18 April 2017: how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in the poli(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Cifal Flanders / UNI(...)

Local governments facing the challenge of localizi...

In view of the universal nature of the new Development Agenda 2030, policy makers at all levels of government must commi(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by Federación Española(...)

International Territorial Planning course Sustaina...

General objective Provide a conceptual and policy framework for participants to be able to implement sustainable devel(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by Instituto Latinoamer(...)

Americas Youth Speak Forum

Un lugar donde la inspiración y la colaboración se convierten en acción a favor de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenibl(...)

Posted by Daniel Corzo Arévalo, AIESEC

Organized by AIESEC en Perú

Agenda 2030: Location and Action for Sustainable D...

[FR] The toolbox on the "location of ODD" which indicates how the Agenda 2030 program of action for sustainable develop(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Regione Toscana | An(...)

Global Forum on Development 2017

Working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Closing the gap between the actual and the desired level(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by OECD

Maintaining the Momentum for the SDGs – Latin Amer...

Maintaining the momentum for the SDGs – Latin America | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by The Guardian

International Course "Participatory planning" mech...

This training proposal is intended to incorporate the dimension of citizen participation in planning processes at diffe(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by Instituto Latinoamer(...)

21st EAUC Annual Conference: Global Goals: Local A...

The 21st EAUC Annual Conference will take place at Lancaster University on 28 – 30 March 2017. This year’s theme, Global(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by The Environmental As(...)

First Meeting of South-South Cooperation links bet...

In order to carry out a mission of exchange and transfer of knowledge on issues related to local governance, open gover(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by PNUD Ecuador / PNUD(...)

Return of TERRINCLUS approach

The Assembly of Departments of France leads the last three years, an action-research approach on international cooperat(...)

Posted by Simon Letonturier, Assemblée des Départements de France

Organized by Assemblée des Départ(...)

Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land...

The Land and Poverty conference will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by World Bank

Urban Mobility in Emerging Economies: Challenges a...

Cities are already growing at a rapid rate and becoming focal points of human community. The achievement of the Sustaina(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by IRU, MobiliseYourCit(...)

UKSSD Annual Conference - Unlocking the UK's poten...

UKSSD Annual Conference - 1 March 2017 Unlocking the UK's potential: From ambition to transformation The world’s first(...)

Posted by Francesca Burton, UKSSD

Organized by UKSSD

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Developme...

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development plans to catalyse a revolution in the way we think about intern(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by UN SDG Action campai(...)

Ideas for Action 2017 Competition: Join the Global...

  The World Bank Africa Region is encouraging African students and young professionals(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by World Bank

Africa Knowledge Fest

Africa Knowledge Fest 2017 The World Bank Africa Knowledge Fest(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by World Bank

Bahamas Symposium- Implementing the 2030 agenda fo...

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SAMOA Pathway recognized the specific challenges faced by Small Isla(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by The Government of th(...)

The ODS of the UN: challenges and debates for impl...

Under the Diploma in approaches, strategies and tools of local economic development from 20 to 22 February will be held(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Red Iberoamericana d(...)

32 ideas to keep the Sustainable Development Goals

Paris, France

How to find concrete solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? It was the subject of the annual conference of G(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Global Public Policy(...)

Acting Locally: Citizen Participation for Resilien...

Introduction This course equips participants with practical tools and skills to promote models of community-based mon(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by United Nations Syste(...)

Achieving the Global Goals - One Community at a Ti...

Community Ownership & Local Implementation of the SDGs - A Training for Multipliers is designed to build capacity of fac(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Gaia Education

SDG Training Workshop at The University of Waterlo...

Interested in Social Justice? Passionate about creating a better world? Then the UW General Equality Club has just the e(...)

Posted by Maggie Chang, UW General Equality Club

Organized by UW General Equality(...)

National Youth Day Celebrations

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of(...)

Posted by Sailesh Singhal, United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth and Gender Equality

Organized by Department of Youth(...)

Localizing the SDGs to accelerate effective implem...

While great progress was made towards sustainable development during the MDG era, this progress has been unevenly distri(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by UN-Habitat, UNDP, Gl(...)

VIII Congress of the National Association of Munic...

Following the last municipal elections in Cabo Verde held on the 4th of September, 2016, the National Association of Mun(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by National Association(...)

Sustainable City Development 2016

Between the 30th November - 2nd December 2016, the City of Malmö is organising an international conference on how ci(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by City of Malmö

ESCAP SDG WEEK

ESCAP resolution 72/6 ‘Committing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the P(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by United Nations Econo(...)

XXI Summit Mercociudades

Mercociudades the XXI Summit will be held in the city of Santa Fe Argentina from 23 to 25 November, under the theme "Bui(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Mercociudades

Third Global Forum “Business for Gender Equality:...

From November 21st to the 23rd, the Government of Panama and UNDP will co-host the Third Global Forum “Business for Gend(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by The Government of Pa(...)

Learning from Each Other: Municipal Public Works I...

Background Half of humanity - 3.5 billion people live in cities today and by 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s pop(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by UNITAR and the New Y(...)

Making Global Goals Local Business.

The UN Global Compact invites you to Dubai for a series of events as part of our Making Global Goals Local Business camp(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by The UN Global Compac(...)

Managing migration well: for more inclusive and re...

The side event “Managing migration well: for more inclusive and resilient cities” to be held in October 2016 in the cont(...)

Posted by Joanne Irvine, UNDP

Organized by JMDI, IOM, UN-Habita(...)

Habitat III: The United Nations Conference on Hous...

Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is set to take place in Quito,(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Habitat III Secretar(...)

World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - 5th U...

Held every three years, the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders has acquired, during the course of previous editi(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by United Cities and Lo(...)

Third Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migr...

The Third Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development took place in September 2016 in Quezon, Phil(...)

Posted by Joanne Irvine, UNDP

Organized by Quezon City Governme(...)

Joint Learning Event on Localizing Global Agendas

All global agendas, which are interlinked, have recognized the role of subnational governments in achieving global polic(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Asian Development Ba(...)

9th Ordinary Plenary Session of the Euro-Latin Ame...

The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly will hold its 9th Ordinary Plenary Session in September 2016 in Montevide(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Euro-Latin American(...)

Action for Localizing SDGs

The United Nations Secretary General has emphasized that sub-national governments play an important role in the SDGs: “M(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by UCLG ASPAC, UCLG, an(...)

The Future of Local Government in a new Developmen...

Visby, Sweden

In late May, there was an ICLD Conference held in Visby, Sweden on "The Future of Local Government in a new Developmen(...)

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Organized by Swedish Internationa(...)

Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders

On the fringes of the COP22 Morocco, 07-18 November 2016, the Association of Moroccan Regions (ARM) and the Moroccan Ass(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Organized by Association of Moroc(...)

Discussions
Stories

Become an SDG Pioneer 2017

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Ecuador rewards the best ideas to spread the ODS

Posted by Admin, UNDP

UCLG held the first Training Module on the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Posted by GOLD , UCLG

Sixty young leaders to localize the SDGs in more than 50 cities through the Local Pathways Fellowship, UN SDSN Youth program

Posted by Anastasiya Kostomarova, SDSN Youth

The Basque Government launches education strategy for social transformation (H) ABIAN 2030

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Argentina launches a new platform to connect businesses with ODS

Posted by Admin, UNDP

CapDEL: Local Development and Participatory Democracy in 10 towns of Algeria

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Sao Paulo and the multidimensional implementation of the SDGs at a regional level

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Saumur (France) fight against fuel poverty

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

The Brazilian National Confederation of Municipalities will represent local voices in the newly established SDGs National Commission

Posted by Admin, UNDP

France strengthens its commitment to achieve a sustainable and inclusive local development

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Is Asia-Pacific on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030?

Posted by Admin, UNDP

ALBI (FRANCE) AND FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY, AMBITION OF A GREEN CITY!

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

Bioloos: Eco-friendly Sustainable Sanitation

Posted by Sanjay Banka, Banka BioLoo

Want to meet the SDGs? Invest in longitudinal data

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Navarra works at the location of the ODS

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The city of Bayonne (France) chose the eco-solidarity water tariff

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

How Baltimore is using the Sustainable Development Goals to make a more just city

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

A Platform for Sustainable Harmony: The Give First Initiative

Posted by Patrick Glenn, Give First Initiative

Saint-Brieuc Agadez cooperation and for access to basic health care for the population

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

Accountability Systems for Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting on Sustainable Cities Policies in Latin America

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

German municipalities begin to localize the SDGs

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Flemish municipalities work towards integrating the SDGs in their local policies

Posted by Hanne Albers, VVSG vzw

Papua New Guinea Documentary ‘Driving The Change’

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Teens Dream - Youth video competition on the SDGs

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Thus co-we create in Medellin

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Suriname developed a Card Game on SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Academic discourse on opportunities and challenges for Small States in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

In Ghana UN Volunteers embark on community advocacy on the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Outreach on the SDGs with High Schools in Ghana

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Defining, agreeing and contrasting the basis of a White Paper on Democracy and Citizenship for Euskadi

Posted by Admin, UNDP

City Partnership Program: Addressing Complex Development Challenges Together

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Orange The World Celebrations

Posted by Sailesh Singhal, United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth and Gender Equality

Share One, Plant One

Posted by Sailesh Singhal, United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth and Gender Equality

Want sustainable urban development? It’s time for Local Agenda 2030

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Proactivists Inspire Hundreds Across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia in 2015

Posted by Stephen King, The Pro-Activists

Videos from Seoul: Achieving Accountability and Transparency in the Public Construction Sector

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Local Pathways Fellowship

Posted by Admin, UNDP

VVSGs efforts in Localising the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

CNM shares its first-hand experience on localizing the SDGs in Brazil with Cabo Verdean municipalities

Posted by Admin, UNDP

A new app turns the “SDGs in Action”

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Suriname starts Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs GI YU, SDGs GI MI, SDGs GI WI ALA, GI WAN BETRE TAMARA!

Posted by Admin, UNDP

We App Heroes

Posted by Admin, UNDP

2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders: SDGs Localization Workshop

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Bike 4 SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

HLPF Side Event: Localizing the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Localizing the SDGs in the municipalities of Brazil

Posted by Admin, UNDP

A train brings the SDGs on tour through Belarus

Posted by Admin, UNDP