The Independent Group of Scientists (IGS) is seeking the inputs of select experts to inform its quadrennial Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).
Background on the GSDR
The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a United Nations publication aimed to strengthen the science-policy interface at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. Mandated in 2015 to provide follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the GSDR is an evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in accelerating progress on the SDGs.
Drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS) appointed by the Secretary-General and supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies, the GSDR is published every four years. The previous report was launched in 2019, and the 2023 report is currently in development.
Call for inputs
The GSDR is meant to be an ‘assessment of assessments’, drawing upon contributions from a wide range of experts and stakeholders from across the world, bringing together diverse perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds.
The IGS is accordingly seeking inputs to help inform the 2023 Report from experts from a range of disciplines (natural scientists, social scientists, policy makers, practitioners, etc.) from across the world. You are invited to give your input in the form of short responses to key questions below, as well as the submission of relevant publications. We are interested both in peer reviewed scientific publications and other sources of knowledge documented in written form, i.e. reports, working papers, ‘white’ papers, evaluations, etc.
Currently, we are requesting contributions in the form of:
- Case studies (one successful case and one unsuccessful case) on how to accelerate progress across a range of SDGs, demonstrating practical applications of the interlinkages across goals and targets;
- examples on translating global goals into local actions.
To make a contribution, please proceed with the questionnaire. All contributions will be duly acknowledged in the GSDR. Please note:
- Organizations should submit one survey submission only. If multiple individuals from the same organization are providing inputs, they should consolidate responses prior to submission.
- For questions that have restrictions on the response length, please ensure that your responses do not exceed the maximum length. Additional text will not be read.
- Any document submissions should be sent to GSDR@un.org along with a one-sentence description of the document.
DEADLINE: 1 November
This announcement was first made by GSDR.