UN Summer Academy in Bonn: “Bringing the 2030 Agenda to Life"

From 27 to 31 August 2018, the 7th United Nations Summer Academy organised by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development will be held at the UN Campus’ historic Haus Carstanjen in Bonn, Germany. 

This year’s theme “Bringing the 2030 Agenda to Life” will focus on integrated approaches to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). 

It addresses UN staff, government representatives, civil society representatives, academics, business representatives, as well as a select number of Master and post-graduate students.

During the 5-day interactive programme, more than 100 selected participants and speakers from over 30 countries will deepen their knowledge of the core substance and processes related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 

Participants will also gain a better understanding of the specific roles of different development partners and explore partnership opportunities for their institutions.

Past editions of the Summer Academy were held at UNSSC Headquarters in Turin, Italy, and at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA. Since 2016, the UN Summer Academy has been hosted by the City of Bonn, a sustainability hub and home to more than 20 different UN entities and programmes, as well as more than 150 international organisations working on various thematic areas related to sustainable development.

Members of the Press who wish to cover the UN Summer Academy are welcome to join us in any of the following schedules:

August 27, 9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa in Haus Carstanjen
August 27, 6:00 p.m.: Welcome reception hosted by Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan at the Old Town Hall
August 29, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Whole Day Excursion to Eschweiler
August 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Story Fair: Bringing the 2030 Agenda to Life in Haus Carstanjen

Contact information:

Paulyn Duman


+49 228 815 2661, +4915159409999

UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, Martin-Luther-King-Str.8, 53175 Bonn, Germany


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UN Summer Academy 2017, © UNSSC


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