SDG Academy at UNGA & SDG Summit Events

The SDG Academy is delighted to advance progress to meet the 2030 Agenda through several events and engagements unfolding during the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the SDG Summit in New York. At this important moment in the global development agenda, mobilizing support around key issues such as open science, educational equity, and policy transformation has never been more vital.

September 15th

SDG Academy Director and SDSN VP of Education Patrick Paul Walsh was invited to give an address at the 7th Annual NYC Green School Conference. Conference organizers chose Prof. Walsh in recognition that his “work and achievements in the field of conscious education have made a significant impact on promoting environmental sustainability.” The conference hosts several high-level sessions that contribute to the ongoing dialogue on environmental sustainability in the education sector.

September 16th

At the upcoming SDG Summit, the SDG Academy will be co-sponsoring two events during the SDG Action Weekend
💡Catalyzing Transformative Change: Science, Academia and the Journey to 2030
🕒 12:00 – 2:00 PM EDT.
📺 Watch here
💡Accelerating Multilateralism with Transformations in Science Policy Practice Interfaces.
🕒 2:15 – 3:45 PM EDT
📺 Watch here
View these events and many others live on the UN Web TV.

September 17th

 As a partner on Mission 4.7, along with UNESCO, the Ban Ki-moon Centre, and Columbia University Center for Sustainable Development, we are excited to promote this event on ‘Lessons from the field.’ The event invites several high-level UN officials, national ministers of education, esteemed scholars, and practitioners to present on strategies to convey truly transformative education.
💡Education A Child Lecture: Lessons from the Field
🕒 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
📍 Faculty House, Columbia University
✒️ Register for online access to this event here

September 18th

The SDG Academy will host experts and contributing authors to discuss progress, promises, and pitfalls at the midpoint of SDG 4. A new International Journal of Educational Development special issue “Critical Perspectives at the Midpoint of SDG 4” will be released this fall.
💡Critical Perspectives at the Midpoint of SDG 4
🕒 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM EDT
✒️ Register for this online event here