With a greater focus on social protection, communication and leadership, we advanced knowledge and learning to enable sustainable development actors to drive action towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to threaten progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To support UN Staff and relevant partners who are working on a range of recovery efforts, the Staff College delivered diverse learning offerings to push people’s knowledge of current challenges, promote resilience and strengthen sustainable recovery.
Achieving the transformative potential of the 2030 Agenda requires systemic approaches. It is often difficult to measure the accomplishments of learning programmes but at UNSSC we get to see how knowledge gets channeled and utilized throughout the UN system. In 2021, our faculty and their ahead-of-the-curve insights and educational offerings continued to be recognized by the wider UN community through strong growth in attendance and participation levels.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated sustainability challenges, stakeholders require opportunities to learn and develop strategies. Below are some highlights from 2021 of such activities.
As the pandemic moved into its second year, initiatives like the UNSSC- World Health
Because global communications platforms have integrated technology and society into the same
conversations, to effectively promote the 2030 Agenda, UN communications professionals
increasingly need to understand how to better harness ever-changing digital tools. Towards
that end, in 2021 UNSSC delivered the first edition of
2021 provided a moment for the global community to take stock of progress on different SDG targets. Because learning and training are at the core of what we do, it was a moment for UNSSC to ensure that the insights our faculty and associated experts deliver find practical applications with our stakeholders.
In 2021, the College zoomed in on SDG 1.3, whose emphasis is on social protection. Our
To reach their SDG targets, governments face choices: will they produce civil servants
the skills and knowledge to address the needs of societies moving in new directions? Can
they produce civil servants who are action-oriented and sensitive to fostering and
sustaining societies that encourage sustainability and that encourage society to achieve
the highest possible level? These are some of the questions that frame a Staff College
course designed to improve the competencies of civil servants working in places like
and hospitals. A second edition of the
Another new training for government employees, developed in partnership with Escola
de Administração Pública (ENAP) - National School of Public Administration in Brazil,
the Staff College launch
Covid-19 recovery efforts and the 2030 Agenda have a reduced chance of success without
adequate support from country level UN entities. To support the mainstreaming of the UN
Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSCDF), UNSSC reached hundreds of UN country
level staff through the
With COVID-19 the scope of many global problems became more defined. What isn’t always so
apparent is a commonly accepted approach for solving such problems. What is clear is that
multi-stakeholder engagement and partnerships are vital for accelerating the 2030 Agenda. It
was in this spirit that in 2021 UNSSC delivered its second virtual edition of our popular