The UN Summer Academy has been organized by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) every year since 2012. It prides itself on offering executive education, learning and knowledge exchange to those actively engaged with the UN System in their daily lives.
The UN Summer Academy 2016 is titled ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ and will focus on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals, along with the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Summer Academy combines academic rigour with cutting edge thinking, builds on renowned faculty and is open to UN staff, civil society and private sector representatives alike, as well as a select number of post-graduate students and young professionals, interested in further pursuing opportunities in the field of sustainable development.
Why to register: The Academy will:
- Introduce key features of Agenda 2030, including the Sustainable Development Goals, along with the Paris Agreement and the Financing for Development process.
- Engage participants in a dialogue and exchange of practices requiring profound changes beyond ‘business as usual’ both in terms of substantive integration of the three pillars of sustainable development, as well as through new ways of working with partners from all segments of society.
- Leverage the presence of numerous UN entities in Bonn, as well as leading institutions in international development, providing an exclusive opportunity for dialogue with professionals working towards the implementation of a universal sustainable development agenda, applicable in all countries.
- Present ongoing efforts to develop sustainability strategies in Germany and showcase practical examples on sharing and leveraging knowledge to advance global development.
Who can register: The UN Summer Academy is open to participants from the United Nations System, civil society and private sector, as well as a select number of postgraduate students and young professionals, interested in further pursuing opportunities in the field of sustainable development.
When: The UN Summer Academy will take place from 22 - 26 August 2016.
Where: UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development,
Haus Carstanjen, Martin-Luther-King-Str.8, Bonn, 53175, Germany.
How: Register now at http://www.unsummeracademy.org/enrolment.asp.
Deadline for enrolment is 15 August 2016.
OPEN CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The UN Summer Academy is looking for student volunteers who would like to help to the organization team during the event. You will be able to attend to most of the sessions and, at the same time, you will assist to the team with the logistics. All the requirements are set in the application form you can find at the end of this article.
More information: For further information, please visit the UN Summer Academy website: http://www.unsummeracademy.org/. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us at 0228 815 2657.