About the Geneva SDG Community

Geneva, as the European headquarters of the UN, and host to over 40 international organizations, and almost 700 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), has a unique ecosystem of actors working on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Geneva SDG Community is a dynamic network of individuals operating in this unique ecosystem to advance the SDGs globally. It mobilizes the expertise and capacity of Geneva-based actors to accelerate the SDGs and long-term sustainability.

(If you would like to know more about the partnership between IISD and SDG Lab, read this article.)

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Are you based in Geneva and interested in joining a network of professionals working towards achieving the SDGs? Then sign up below to receive information about upcoming community events and activities.

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More Ways to Get Involved!

Join the Geneva SDG Community Coffee, a monthly meetup for you to connect, exchange, and expand your knowledge of ongoing SDG-related work in Geneva and beyond. Sign up to the Geneva SDG Community newsletter to get notified about the next Community Coffee.

Join our chat group to share and receive updates about events, report, learning opportunities and more.

Join the SDG Lunch Collider and meet individuals from around Geneva working to implement the SDGs! The SDG Lunch Collider, launched in partnership with CERN in 2020, is a platform that facilitates networking amongst individuals from the Geneva SDG Community. It is an informal, voluntary, and fun way to meet interesting people around Geneva and expand knowledge on the SDGs.

Latest News

Local Data: Empowering Sustainable Development through Local Knowledge

This workshop hosted by the SDG Lab on 26 June, explored the importance of local data in understanding and addressing the specific challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional, city, and community levels.
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So What's Next series: Placing Future Generations at the Centre of Long-Term Sustainability

As part of a partnership between the Graduate Institute and UN Geneva, this new so “What’s Next?” dialogue series aim to unpack new perspectives and insight on the SDGs and long-term sustainability. Through interactive dialogues, sustainability actors from the Geneva ecosystem and beyond will share their perspectives on what’s next in this dynamic and evolving space.
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First SDG Community Coffee of 2023: Foresight Strategies in Sustainable Development

In collaboration with CERN IdeaSquare, the first SDG Community gathering will feature an exchange on foresight strategies for achieving long-term sustainability.
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Meet the Community!

Kali Taylor

BBW Coordinator

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Elise Zerrath

Associate Expert, Sustainable Development and Gender Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

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Vanessa Erogbogbo

Chief, Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains section at the International Trade Centre

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Events Calendar

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Geneva SDG Community Coffee: Data for Peace
Geneva Graduate Institute
Geneva SDG Community Coffee: The Best of SDGs in Action 2022
Geneva Graduate Institute
Geneva SDG Community Coffee: Standards for the SDGs
Geneva Graduate Institute
SDG Community Coffee: Foresight Strategies in Sustainable Development
CERN - IdeaSquare
SDG Lunch Collider
Geneva SDG Community Coffee - What's Next for Sustainable Development?
Geneva, Switzerland
Contextualizing Sustainability through Data Governance at the Local Level
Operating Principles
Knowledge Mobilization
Policy and Practice Innovation
Partnership Building, Alignment, Amplification

The International Institute for Sustainable Development's mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability through innovative research, communication, and partnerships.
Established in 1990, IISD is an independent, non-profit organization that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development. IISD is part of the SDG Lab.


The SDG Lab is a multi-stakeholder initiative, led by UNOG, that contributes to the implementation of the SDGs by supporting Geneva-based actors and beyond in further leveraging expertise and knowledge into policy, practice and action.