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Policy integration is emerging as one of the main approaches of support to countries in accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As COVID-19 disrupted countries’ sustainable development trajectories just as we entered the Decade of Action for the SDGs, it is more important than ever before for UN agencies to come together and offer coherent expertise and policy advice to UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and governments. Take the e-Course today: https://www.unssc.org/courses/applying-integrated-policy-approaches-accelerate-2030-agenda!

About the launch event

Join us for an overview presentation of the new e-Course on “Applying Integrated Policy Approaches to Accelerate the 2030 Agenda”, and a roundtable discussion on the importance of policy integration for sustainable development with insights from UN entities and policy practitioners working in Colombia, Indonesia, and South Africa on lessons and challenges in applying integrated policy approaches in their country/ local context. 

Our keynote speakers for the launch event include:

  • Mr. Haoliang Xu, Associate Administrator, UN Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr. Jafar Javan, Director, UN System Staff College (UNSSC) 
  • Ms. Vidhya Ganesh, Director, Division of Data Analytics, Planning, and Monitoring, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Ms. Laurel Patterson, Head, SDG Integration Team, UNDP
  • Mr. Nelson Muffuh, Resident Coordinator, UN South Africa
  • Ms. Sara Ferrer Olivella, Resident Representative, UNDP Colombia
  • Dr. Vivi Yulaswati, Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources, and Head of National SDG Secretariat, Indonesia

Connection details

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Time: 8:00-9:00 AM New York | 2:00-3:00 PM Bonn/ Geneva | 3:00-4:00 PM Addis Ababa/ Amman/ Istanbul | 7:00-8:00 PM Bangkok

Registration for this event is now closed.

Session materials

Watch the session recording, browse the PPT presentation, and find all the relevant links in the comments section below. Click for the detailed learning brief with the key insights from the discussions.


About the e-Course

The new e-Course on “Applying Integrated Policy Approaches to Accelerate the 2030 Agenda” aims to train UN staff and development practitioners on a common understanding and a core set of tools for delivering SDG policy integration support to governments. This course was designed by UNDP and UNICEF, with support from the UN System Staff College, as part of the work of the Integrated Policy Practitioners’ Network (IPPN). It is currently available on the UN Knowledge Campus, the UNSSC’s virtual campus which provides comprehensive, accessible and effective learning opportunities for UN personnel and partners through innovative learning and communications technologies. 

Participants should have a good understanding of the 2030 Agenda to best be able to apply the tools concepts presented. It is rooted in the 'SDG Primer: Building a Common Understanding of the 2030 Agenda'. It updates the 'MAPS' course on the Agora platform (Integrated Approaches to Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support for the SDGs) which was launched in 2020 under the auspices of the UNSDG Task Team on Integrated Policy Support.

Take the e-Course today!

Click for step-by-step registration and enrolment instructions in case you encounter difficulties!



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Helo everyone, my name is Bakari mohamed hassan from Tanzania. working at Tanzania Agriculture Reserch I nstitute(TARI) department of Social E conomic and Market Reserch Institute.

Nadine Ravaud
Nadine Ravaud

Thank you for joining today's launch event of the new e-Course!

Find attached the PPT presentations, and a few resources shared during the session:
- Take e-Course today! https://www.unssc.org/courses/applying-integrated-policy-approaches-accelerate-2030-agenda
- Watch the 1-min teaser video about the e-Course on YouTube
- The newly-published Integrated SDG Insights Reports by UNDP can be found here: https://sdgpush.undp.org/
- SDG Acceleration Toolkit, with 100+ tools for policy integration and acceleration: https://sdgintegration.undp.org/sdg-acceleration-toolkit
- Foundational Primer on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: https://unsdg.un.org/SDGPrimer and https://www.unssc.org/courses/sdg-primer-0

Find attached step-by-step registration and enrolment instructions in case you have difficulties!

Cc' Serge Kapto Maricar Garde

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