Geneva Trialogue - Scaling Education for the SDGs

Organization: University of Geneva is collaborating with UNITAR, the UN Institute for Training and Research, and XuetangX

Location: Campus Biotech, Geneva

Description: For this second edition of the Geneva Trialogue, University of Geneva is collaborating with UNITAR, the UN Institute for Training and Research, and XuetangX, China’s largest MOOC platform, to convene thought leaders, education innovators and decision makers from educational institutions, international organizations and the private sector.

Through keynote talks, showcasing of projects, cross-cutting panel discussions, topical workshops and networking opportunities, the event explores ways to collaborate on scaling SDG education. The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, is to inspire new partnerships that can reach millions of learners of all ages, and help them tackle the Global Goals in impactful ways. This event is partially supported through the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative.

Topics to be covered:

  • SDGs in schools (programs in primary, middle and high school)

  • SDGs in universities (Bachelor, Master, PhD level)

  • Continuing education and SDGs (certificate programs, informal learning)

  • Online education for SDGs (MOOCs, innovative platforms)

  • Hands-on Learning and SDGs (maker spaces, fablabs)

  • Challenge-based Learning for SDGs (Global competitions)

  • Crowdsourcing for SDGs (citizen science, gamification)

  • New technologies for SDG Education (Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality)

The Geneva Trialogue, which occurs just before the Davos WEF, will host 150 participants from around the globe, representing educational institutions, international organizations and the private sector.

The Geneva Trialogue is by invitation only and free of charge. Organizers will consider well-motivated expressions of interest to attend. These can be submitted through the expression of interest page. A limited number travel stipends are available.

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Debriefing on the Katowice Climate Change Conference

Organization: Geneva Environment Network Secretariat, in collaboration with the Geneva Climate Change Consultation Group (GeCCco) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Location: International Environment House II



The Katowice Climate Change Conference took place from 2-15 December, 2018 in Katowice, Poland, and brought together over 22,000 participants. All the governing and subsidiary bodies for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement convened, and focused on the operationalization of the Paris Agreement.


The Polish Presidency of the 24th Conference of the Parties to UNFCCC (COP24) and the Katowice Rulebook
The Permanent or Deputy permanent representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations Office in Geneva

Discussing the outcomes and the links with processes in Geneva
Benjamin Schachter, Climate Change Focal Point, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, International Labour Organization
Philip Gass, Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Jolein Holtz, Fellow, Center for International Environmental Law
Moderation: Yves Lador, Geneva Representative, Earthjustice

Followed by Q&A


The event will be live on the Geneva Environment Network facebook page

REGISTRATION by 22 January

Environment, Peace and Security – Nexus Dialogue

Organization: United Nations Environment Management Group

Location: Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland

Maison de la Paix, Petal 4


This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of ways in which the environment, peace and security nexus can contribute to achieving SDG 16 as well as to see how SDG 16 can improve addressing environment, peace and security challenges.  The dialogue will connect the dots to allow the policy makers from international organisations and states representatives to take effective action. To facilitate this, the outcome of the dialogue will be captured in 10 key messages to guide policy advice, future research, partnerships, and advocacy.  The outcome may also contribute to the review of SDG at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum in July.

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Organization: Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D, Geneva, Switzerland

Description: The 2015 Paris Agreement to address negative consequences of climate change is a promise to put humanity on the sustainable development path. However, we are still lagging with climate action proportionate to the challenges at hand.  Global peace and security are at stake especially if we do not limit the global warming to 1.5°C as per the latest IPCC report. At this public event we will discuss some of the unexpected benefits of climate action. 

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SDG Mashup: Scaling Innovative Solutions for SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

Organization: Impact Hub, Accelerate 2030

Location: Impact Hub Genève | 1 Rue Fendt, 1201 Genève

Description: Join us for a cross-sectoral event that brings together the public and private sector, international organisations, start-ups, research institutions, finance, and sector experts to showcase innovative business solutions from the Geneva region that have impact on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. As part of the presentations, the event will also explore the opportunities and challenges, potential collaborations possibilities, and what is needed in order to accelerate the progress to meeting the SDG 3 targets by 2030.

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SDG Mashup: Promouvoir des solutions innovantes pour l'ODD 3: Bonne Santé et Bien-Etre

Cet événement novateur et intersectoriel réunissant les secteurs public et privé, des organisations internationales, des start-up, des instituts de recherche, des experts financiers et du secteur de la santé, mettra en lumière des solutions innovantes issues de la région genevoise qui ont un impact sur l’Objectif de Développement Durable 3 (ODD 3) « Bonne Santé et Bien-être ». Les intervenants partageront également leur point de vue et échangeront avec le public sur les conditions nécessaires pour accélérer les progrès en vue de la réalisation de l’ODD 3 d'ici 2030.

Plus informations et inscription ICI


Organization: Leading Edge Programme Secretariat

Location: International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland

Description: The event will host the annual meetings and consultations of humanitarian Networks and Partnerships and bring together experts in crisis preparedness and response from a diversity of organizations and countries to identify solutions to common humanitarian challenges.

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1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind

Organization: Water Lex, WIPO, IWRA

Location: WIPO Conference Hall, 34 chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva, Switzerland


Human Rights Based Solutions for Access to Water and Sanitation, Geneva, 7-8th February 2019, WIPO Conference Hall

The Summit will be the first event in 2019 to find ground-breaking technical and governance solutions for the topic of “Leaving No One Behind”, bringing governance leaders and funding agencies together. The structure of the summit invites innovative research through a competitive call for abstracts through our combined technical networks, culminating in a prestigious Awards Dinner. The following day provides a more dynamic platform for bringing real projects and funders together in an engaging manner.  Importantly, the outcome will set off a stream of chosen projects that can help to solve some of the challenges for the people that are being left behind in the least developed countries. These projects and tangible outcomes will be presented as workable solutions at forthcoming high-level events. It is planned to run this Summit annually, teaming the “Leaving No One Behind” topic with the annual UN-Water theme, such as Climate Change in 2020.

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Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

Organization: UNECE

Location: International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).

Description: The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region will be held on Thursday, 21 March, and Friday, 22 March 2019, at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). The Regional Forum will be aligned with the theme of the 2019 High-level Political Forum: "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".

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