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

Launch of Geneva SDG Data Forum

November 11 marked the convening of the launch of the “Geneva SDG Data Forum”, a roundtable discussion on practices, challenges, and futures of the SDG data systems and brought together by SDG Lab, the Graduate Institute of Geneva, and Deloitte.
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Geneva SDG Community Annual Meeting 2022

In the lead up to the 2022 Global Goals Week, the SDG Lab is organizing the Annual Meeting of the Geneva SDG Community, on September 15, 14:00-17:00 CET, at UN Geneva. Held in person for the first time since the onset of COVID-19, the meeting represents a unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders on the power of networks to mobilize SDG action.
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Data Workshops On Measuring the Social Dimension of Sustainable Finance

As part of Building Bridges Week 2021 from 29 November to 2 December 2021, the SDG Lab and IISD hosted two data workshops that addressed the challenges of measuring the social impact of investments.
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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.