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Keep yourself updated with all the events promoted and attended by the LL.M. students and staff: International conferences, forums and more!


Vatican Youth Symposium

The Vatican Youth Symposium gathers a diverse group of young people from different backgrounds and disciplines for an annual event at the Vatican. For two days, these young people will work towards solutions on the biggest challenges facing our world today. Co-hosted by SDSN Youth and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), the Vatican Youth Symposium (VYS) brings together leaders in global development to catalyze solutions and partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Traditionally held at the Casina Pio IV in Vatican City, the 2020 VYS will take on a virtual format due to the constraints of the global

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Job Fair and Recruiting Day 2020 UniMi

The University Job Fair is an opportunity for employers and prospective new hires to meet and network. Students and new graduates who are about to start a career will get a comprehensive picture of the world of work, its dynamics, and job seeking strategies, while companies looking for talent may find the most suitable candidates for the positions available. HR managers and recruiters are just a few of the key players exhibiting at the Job Fair. This is also a chance to attend orientation workshops and seminars, learn how to write an effective CV, and get expert feedback. An entirely

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Global Forum on Environment: Towards cost-effective management systems for industrial and consumer chemicals

The Global Forum on Environment will discuss the challenges posed by chemicals, provide knowledge on effective and sustainable policies for the sound management of chemicals. Together, leading actors in the field of chemicals management will promote effective engagement, collaboration and action on the sound management of chemicals and waste. This includes regulators and policy makers in charge of chemical safety in OECD member and partner countries as well as relevant stakeholders from International Governmental Organisations, private industry organisations and companies, civil society, philanthropies and more. Production and consumption of chemicals is rapidly increasing in emerging economies while the design of

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The Visible Hand: Development Banks in Transition: 14th AFD International Research Conference on Development

The 14th AFD International Research Conference on Development, The Visible Hand: Development Banks in Transition will take place in the framework of the Finance in Common Summit, the first global meeting of all public development banks. The Academic Days will take place from 3 to 5 November 2020, followed by the Open Discussion Days on 9 and 10 November 2020. In the context of the severe crisis affecting the world following the Covid-19 disruption, this new edition will focus on development banks’ key contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to paving the way to rebuild our economic systems

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Aligning the European Recovery Plan and the European Semester with the SDGs: The role of knowledge institutions

The European Council and the European Commission have recognized the dramatic consequences of the pandemic. To address them, they have agreed on a Recovery Plan leading the way out of the crisis and laying foundations for a modern and more sustainable Europe. However, this effort will only be effective in the medium and long term if it promotes a transformation aligned with the with 2030 Agenda for sustainable development with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by all EU and world Leaders in 2015 at the United Nations. This is underlined in the new Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy for 2021.

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Global Solutions Forum

SDSN’s Global Solutions Forum (GSF) brings together sustainable development experts from around the world to showcase how they are implementing local initiatives that are advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2019 inaugural GSF convened 10 inspiring SDG actors for rapid-fire presentations where they shared progress, highlight victories, and inspired all of us to keep moving forward. Each Global Solution presentation packed challenges and discoveries into 7 minutes of stories, images, and insights. In 2020, SDSN will take this initiative to the next level, with an innovative event alongside the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the International Conference for

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4th Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community conference

Technological innovation gets connected with decision making for sustainable development at the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation (G-STIC) Conference in which all SDSN Belgium members take part. This year, the G-STIC conference will be part of a special SDG week, co-organized by SDSN Belgium. The need for transformative changes is clear if we want to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Technology represents only one dimension of change, though. Changes in the social, financial, regulatory, institutional systems are urgently needed as well, and financial inclusion is vital. Choose among tens of inspirational sessions zooming in on all aspects of the change

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2020 UN Ocean Conference

The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action. Solutions for a sustainably managed ocean involves green technology and innovative uses of marine resources. It also includes addressing the threats to

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