News 23.10.2017

Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019 - Call for Inputs

1 December 2017: Submission deadline!

The GSDR, mandated by the United Nations’ Member States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference, is meant to strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. Following the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, it has become a quadrennial publication, and it will be informing the 2019 High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), the apex body for follow-up and review of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. For the first time, the report is being drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS), supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies.

As part of its outreach efforts, the IGS is soliciting inputs from a diverse group of scientific and non-scientific communities, from developed and developing countries and regions, in the form of publications supported by short abstracts or descriptions of case studies.

Currently, they are requesting contributions in four major areas:

  • interactions among SDGs and their targets,
  • transformation pathways towards sustainable development;
  • looking beyond the SDGs
  • the role of science for sustainable development.

They are interested both in peer reviewed scientific publications and other sources of knowledge which are or can be documented in written form, i.e. reports, working papers, ‘white’ papers, evaluations, etc.