UNGSII was initiated by UN Director General Michael Moller to provide scientific data and know how for SDG Implementation in 2014. The SCR500 Index was presented at the UN in New York on April 17th 2017. It illustrates that within the largest 500 stock listed corporations from around the world that the global goals has been accepted as a new guiding principle, it also demonstrated that being invested in those stocks and companies supporting SDGs brings competitive returns: the cumulative return after 4 years is 53% (ESG Investment).
At the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi in 2020 UNGSII and UN Habitat decided to team up with their SDGs Cities offering together with UNSDSN, UNICEF, UN Academic Impact, WHO, WHIS, and other SDG-related Excellence Partners. UNGSII’s 25+5 SDGs Leadership Platform is designed for cities and indigenous communities and the UN Habitat Cities program we will support Mayors and their teams implement the SDGs by 2025 as Lighthouses. Implementation and learnings will be shared at yearly events: the SDG Champions Conference (which takes part in once of the 25 selected Cities), the UNGSII SDG Lab in Davos, UN Habitat Urban Forum etc.
These Front Runners such as Cottbus (Germany), Iasi (Romania) Kinshasa (DRC), Mendoza (Argentina), The state of San Marino, Sikkim (India) will help develop criteria and metrics inspiring the other 9975 cities with more than 100.000 citizens. Read more.
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We are honoured to invite you to the First Edition of the “SDG Cities Global Conference” co-organized by UN-Habitat, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, with the Global Sustainability Index Institute.
The SDG Cities Global Conference takes place virtually from 29 October to 31 October, as one of the Urban October events for 2021.
The event will have simultaneous interpretation in English, Chinese, French and Spanish. Please find attached the conference Agenda (English), and links to Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish Agendas.
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Shanghai, China, 4 November 2021 –The first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Cities Conference co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Municipality of Shanghai aimed at supporting 1000 cities become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable by 2030, announced seven new pilot projects.
Conference participants including international and local leaders, academics, business leaders, investors and civil society activists discussed how to make cities engines of sustainable development and improve life for their residents through data analysis, strategic planning, institutional capacity development, impact project development and financing.
New pilot SDG Cities were announced. They included Shanghai; La Paz, Bolivia; Vitoria Gasteiz, Basque, Spain; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Penang Bay, Malaysia; Menzel Ennour in Tunisia; and Kuwait City. They will be joined by ten more by the end of the year and will test an array of SDG Cities digital tools being availed by UN-Habitat and partners in areas of urban data, institutional capacity assessment and development and project preparation and financing.
After 18 months of negotiations we announced the Kinshasa Process supporting Sustainable & Responsible Development of the Mining Sector.
The process will have expert advice from Prof. J.D. Bindenagel (Kimberley Process) and Chaired by two time noble peace price recipient Prof. Tomihiro Taniguchi. (supporting Govts Japanese, German, UAE, DRC).
SDG Cities Initiative to support Kinshasa, DRC.
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