The Sustainable Development Goals in the G20 Countries
A SDSN20 Event hosted by SDSN Turkey
November 11th and 12th, 2015
Bogaziçi University - Istanbul, Turkey
In September 2015, the world’s governments will agree upon a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals revolve around three themes: empowering people, eradicating poverty and protecting human dignity; shared prosperity and decent, fair jobs for all; protecting the planet and tackling climate change. These 15-year goals will help guide the public’s understanding of complex sustainable development challenges, inspire public and private action, promote integrated thinking, and foster accountability.
The SDSN is building a global network of universities and other partners to support the achievement of the SDGs. In this spirit, the SDSN will gather the SDSN20, including all National and Regional SDSN from the G20 nations. The SDSN20 will aim to gather each year to promote the SDGs within the G20 processes.
The Turkish SDSN is hosting a two-day high level workshop on the SDGs in the G20. The workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities that the SDGs in the G20 nations, and for the G20 as a cooperative governance process. Only two months after Heads of State and Government gather in New York to approve the SDGs, one week ahead of the G20 meeting in Atalya, Turkey, and two weeks before the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, this event will provide a crucial opportunity to discuss the role of the G20 countries in achieving the SDGs by 2030. The SDSN Networks from the G20 countries are partnering to find practical solutions, so participants should be ready for practical brainstorming and suggestions for action.