The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly commences September 5, 2023 and a high-level Sustainable Development Goals Summit will take place September 18-20, 2023. The SDSN’s flagship conference, the 11th annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be a hybrid event with the theme: “The Midpoint of the SDGs: Global and Local Progress & Challenges”. Register Here.
Sustainable Development Goals
"In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed on a game plan to end poverty, reduce inequalities, and tackle climate change by 2030: the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. In 2023, we’re at the halfway mark on the Goals and the score isn’t good - only about 12% of them are on track. We’re down at halftime. The triple threat of COVID-19, conflict, and the climate crisis have reversed years of hard-earned progress. Humanitarian needs are greater than ever, inequalities have grown deeper and a continuing war on nature has catapulted us towards climate catastrophe."
The United Nations SDSN "works under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to mobilize the world’s universities, think tanks, and national laboratories for action on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; empower societies through free online education; and translate scientific evidence and ideas into solutions and accountability."
"At a time of great uncertainty, the SDGs – a blueprint for ending poverty, tackling the climate crisis, and boosting the economy – show the way forward to a better future for all on a safe and healthy planet. To scale up action on the SDGs would require transformational change with regard to current policies, governance arrangements, and economic systems.
International Conference on Sustainable Development
The ICSD provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle
Members of SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle and Evolutionary Leaders Circle have drafted a Unitive Narrative that provides "an emergent cosmological, planetary, interspiritual and societal foundation to serve and support the conscious evolution of humanity and heal our collective worldview from separation to a perspective of unity in diversity." Click here for the Unitive Narrative full text. Among the many participants are: David Sloan Wilson, Kurt Johnson, Ken Wilbur, Paul Atkins, Robert Atkinson, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Dinan, Riane Eisler, Duane Elgin, Steve Farrell, Jim Garrison, David Gershon, Jean Houston, and Bill Keepin.
The 2020 book Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future from the Source of Synergy Foundation with contributions from 43 members of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, is "a window into the transformative vision of which the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals are such a vital part."