The COVID-19 global health pandemic is rapidly changing the ways we live and work. In the age of sustainable development and at a time when the world is working towards achieving the SDGs, this disease is complicating SDG implementation efforts as well as posing a real risk to achieving targets on communicable disease, education, life expectancy, and decent work.
This second virtual conference, that will take place on 27 April 2020 at 12:00-16:00 UTC, will examine the implications of COVID-19 for public health and the SDGs, as well as make recommendations on science-based responses. Over the course of 4 hours, we will discuss successful public health interventions, how to ensure responses promote health equity and reduce inequality, and look at different scenarios for ending isolation and returning to normal.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was established in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
The SDG Academy is the SDSN’s flagship education initiative, with the mandate of creating and curating the best available educational content on sustainable development and making it available as a global public good.