Local Action, Global Goals: Service For Sustainable Development – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Seton Hall’s conference will view public service through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), which are an urgent call for action by all countries. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth.

Such ambitious global goals require local action by diverse, innovative minds. Our team of experts, including noted practitioners in the field, renowned faculty, alumni, and current graduate students, will coach conference participants in developing a better understanding and appreciation for:

  • global challenges, and the role of local action through public service
  • economics and negotiation skills development
  • compatible graduate specializations
  • inspiring practical work currently being done within the public diplomacy community at Seton Hall and elsewhere.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills for transitioning to the next career phase of graduate study or professional work placement.

Why Us? Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations serves as a professional platform for the implementation of the UN SDG’s. The SHU School of Diplomacy shares an exclusive partnership with the United Nations community, which anchors our curriculum and expertise toward service leadership through a uniquely international and multi-lateral approach. We are proud to be recognized as the leading School among Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs members that is the most connected to the U.N. community.

Key Activities

  • Visit United Nations Headquarters in New York City and learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals from UN officials, advocates and scholars.
  • Build knowledge necessary for public service careers including strategic influencing skills, service leadership and inclusion.
  • Participate in negotiation simulations, economics and international development seminars, and discuss case studies on areas of SDG implementation with those working on the ground.
  • Strategize your next steps through professional development and graduate study workshops.

When: Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

Where: New York, New York and South Orange, New Jersey

Who should apply?

  • Rising sophomore undergraduates through recent graduates (up to 1-year post grad) living in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
  • Traditionally underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • A small transportation stipend and meals will be provided.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST


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