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Standards for the SDGs

The ‘Standards for the SDGs’ event is organized as a side session to the 41st ISO General Assembly and will be held on September 26th,  at the Centre International de Conference Genève (CIGC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The objective of this event is to showcase the role of standards for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide a platform for policymakers to exchange experiences and foster collaboration in this area. In addition to the presentation of selected case studies, the agenda of the event will include targeted, small-group discussions to identify best practices, contextual impediments and new opportunities.

With an interactive programme including panel and breakout sessions, the event will present practical approaches for standards users (for example, mapping tools created by UNECE and ISO that link standards with the SDGs they can support), and examine four SDGs in detail : SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation ; SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy ; SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities ; and SDG 13 Climate action.

  • Register for this event here.
  • Download event flyer.
  • Additional information is available here.