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SDG Lab 2021 Year in Review
10/1/2022
SDG Lab 2021 Year in Review
In 2021, the SDG Lab continued to adapt to the context of the global pandemic, using innovative meeting and exchange formats to work with SDG actors and other partners across SDG sectors.
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No Poverty
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
It Takes a Global Crisis Podcast Episode 1: Did Covid-19 Accelerate or Slow Global Connectivity?
7/1/2022
It Takes a Global Crisis Podcast Episode 1: Did Covid-19 Accelerate or Slow Global Connectivity?
In this first episode of 'It Takes a Global Crisis', we explore the impact of COVID-19 on digitization and connectivity while assessing issues of digitization and connectivity through the lens of the SDGs and whether progress has been accelerated or disadvantaged due to the pandemic.
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Decent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Partnerships For the Goals
Ecosystem Profile Series Wrap Up
20/12/2021
Ecosystem Profile Series Wrap Up
In January 2021, the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem launched the “We are Geneva 2030” profile series.
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Partnerships For the Goals
Building Bridges 2021: A Recap
17/12/2021
Building Bridges 2021: A Recap
The much-anticipated 2021 edition of Building Bridges Week (BBW) ended on Thursday, December 2 after three intense days of sustainable finance for the SDGs. The hybrid format of both the Building Bridges Summit, held on 29 November, and the Week allowed for diverse and strong online and in-person participation.
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Health and Well-Being
Gender Equality
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption & Production
SDG Lab Learning Journey
16/12/2021
SDG Lab Learning Journey
We’ve created this learning resource to pass on what we’ve discovered on our journey so far, to enable other groups to make best use of the Lab approach and replicate the parts that will work best for them.
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Quality Education
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Partnerships For the Goals
Building Bridges 2021: Pipeline Builder Panel Spotlights Ghana’s Potential
13/12/2021
Building Bridges 2021: Pipeline Builder Panel Spotlights Ghana’s Potential
Launched in late 2019, the Pipeline Builder is a partnership between the SDG Lab and the Ground Up Project, The West African Republic of Ghana has an ambitious sustainable development agenda. They shared their progress in the pipeline builder session
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Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Peace. Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships For the Goals
Building Bridges Captures Country Voices on Sustainable Finance
1/12/2021
Building Bridges Captures Country Voices on Sustainable Finance
The second edition of Building Bridges featured many voices and perspectives from sustainable finance actors and leaders from different regions of the planet.
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Clean Water and Sanitation
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Peace. Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships For the Goals
Financing Sustainable Development Needed More Than Ever, says UN Deputy Chief Mohammed
30/11/2021
Financing Sustainable Development Needed More Than Ever, says UN Deputy Chief Mohammed
Securing the funding needed for sustainable development by involving as many actors from different sectors is more urgent than ever, amid a widening “trust deficit” between the haves and the have-nots, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Monday.
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No Poverty
Gender Equality
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Climate Action
Geneva Solutions: 'It’s time to widen the lens of sustainable finance'
29/11/2021
Geneva Solutions: 'It’s time to widen the lens of sustainable finance'
The UN climate conference in Glasgow brought fresh commitments from financial institutions to align investments with the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. However, if unaccompanied by investments to improve the lives of people around the world, the effort may be doomed from the start, Nadia Isler, director of SDG Lab at UN Geneva, and Sandrine Salerno, executive director of Sustainable Finance Geneva, the organiser of the Building Bridges summit which kicks off today.
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Affordable and Clean Energy
Partnerships For the Goals
Countdown to Building Bridges 2021
25/11/2021
Countdown to Building Bridges 2021
Building Bridges will kick off on November 29 and run until December 2, 2021. Don't miss your chance, it's not too late to register.
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Gender Equality
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Peace. Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships For the Goals
Primers for Building Bridges
22/11/2021
Primers for Building Bridges
The SDG Lab has prepared the following information documents for participants attending Building Bridges 2021.
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Partnerships For the Goals
Media Advisory - SDG Lab: Building Bridges for Sustainable Development
4/11/2021
Media Advisory - SDG Lab: Building Bridges for Sustainable Development
GENEVA—SDG Lab, a founding partner of Building Bridges Week, will host three events as part of its participation in the 2021 conference in Geneva on sustainable finance.
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Partnerships For the Goals