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8th UN Summer Academy (26 – 30 August 2019) | Deadline: 12 August 2019


The eighth edition of the United Nations Summer Academy is upon us. The theme for this year will be “2030 Agenda: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead”.


The UN Summer Academy (UNSA) is an engaging five-day programme that fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, App Labs, a Share Fair, and a choice between several excursions.


As the world community prepares for the first SDG Summit in September 2019 under the auspices of the UN General Assembly, the 2019 UN Summer Academy will focus on reviewing progress made in view of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda thus far.


Participants will discuss approaches to reporting and stakeholder engagement at local, regional and international levels with a view to identifying synergies and building new partnerships that incorporate lessons learnt so far and actively build upon that learning. The academy combines academic rigour with cutting-edge thinking, builds on renowned faculty and is open to professionals from all sectors. Through experiential learning methodologies, participants explore transformative approaches required for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and share concrete examples and practices from diverse country contexts and stakeholder perspectives.


Participants learn about the 2030 Agenda, the SDGs and the underlying vision and principles. They explore different cases, examples of SDG implementation and will be able to network with a wide range of partners. The UN Summer Academy combines panel discussions featuring high-level speakers with interactive opportunities for knowledge exchange and experience sharing. By leveraging the presence of 20 UN entities as well as various leading institutions in international development based in Bonn, the UN Summer Academy provides participants with unparalleled networking and learning opportunities. A Share Fair is an important element of the UN Summer Academy – aimed at providing participants with a platform to engage with different organisations and showcase the work of their own organisations to an international audience. Participants have a choice of several parallel excursions, which focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development. Application-oriented workshops known as ‘App Labs’ provide participants with opportunities to apply the concepts learnt and engage in peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange.


The 8th UN Summer Academy benefits from the gracious support of the Federal Government of Germany, as well as the State of North Rhine Westphalia.


This Academy will commence from 26 to 30 August 2019 in Bonn, Germany. For more information and to register, please go to http://bit.ly/UNSA2019


Deadline for enrolment is 12 August 2019.


Should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact sustainable-development@unssc.org or Paramita Dutta at p.dutta@unssc.org.