7 November 2018

Call for submissions: SDGs Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned

7 November 2018 - The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), launched a call for submissions of good practices, success stories and lessons learned in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. The submissions will be analyzed by a dedicated inter-agency team coordinated by UN DESA, and the results will be made available online for easy access and broad dissemination. Where applicable, the submissions can serve as inputs to thematic preparations for the 2019 sessions of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Where do we stand? Are we on track? What are the inspiring breakthroughs and success stories that are showing results and impacts? What are the good practices that can be replicated and scaled up? What are the gaps and constraints and how should we address them? Looking ahead, what steps should we take to accelerate progress? These are among the questions that are under consideration. An event will be organized in the lead-up to the 2019 HLPF convened under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly to showcase a selection of the good practices and success stories and to present the main findings of the evidence-based stock-taking.

It is hoped that the submission, collection, analysis and dissemination of good practices, success stories and lessons learned will help galvanize the momentum for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Stakeholders, including institutions of higher education members of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), are invited to make submissions. The deadline to so is 28 February 2019 by using a web-based portal. All stakeholders are encouraged to follow the template to the extent possible. For queries, please e-mail to dsdg@un.org, at the Division for Sustainable Development Goals of UN DESA.