Sustainable Development Solutions Network |SDSN


About SDSN

The world faces unprecedented challenges as over one billion people continue to live in extreme poverty; social exclusion has widened in most countries; the human impact on the environment has reached dangerous levels; and global cooperation is at an alltime low. At the same time, the world has never been wealthier. Rapid technological change and innovation offer unprecedented opportunities to tackle these complex problems. Yet, there is not enough problem solving for the challenges of sustainable development. The world’s combined expertise, capacity for innovation, and resources are not applied systematically to some of the most critical issues we all face.

In 2012, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following their adoption, we are now committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs at local, national, and global scales.

To this end, SDSN works with partners in academia, government, business, civil society, and the United Nations to promote practical solutions for sustainable development. We mobilize universities and other knowledge institutions around the world for the implementation of the goals and promote the exchange of lessons and learning.

The SDSN is governed by a unique Leadership Council, comprised of some 100 global leaders on sustainable development from science, civil society, business, government, and international organizations.

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See also Sustainable Development Academy — obtain course material.



Further SDG Academy Videos

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Further Information – Focus on Climate Change

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