Building on the former Millenium Development Working Group, San Diego for Sustainable Development (SD4SD) seeks to engage our community to ensure that San Diego continues working toward the goals set forth by the UN in the 2030 Agenda. By hosting events, advocating for vulnerable communities, and meeting with local elected representatives, SD4SD works within the UN framework to deliver a more sustainable future for all within the next fifteen years.
In August 2017 the SD4SD Committee hosted a panel event in support of the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life program, featuring expert panelists Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Cara Ciullo, and Paulina Bobenrieth. Panelists discussed vaccination from a local to global perspective, educated the audience on their respective organizations, and discussed the importance of vaccines for childhood development and saving lives around the globe. Learn more about the event >>
In January 2017 Director of the Center of Environment and National Security at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Reno Harnish III opened the Annual Membership Meeting stressing the clear connection between security and enviornment. His keynote set the tone provided basis for the advocacy bootcamp surrounding legislation approaches for Sustainable Development as conducted by the SD4SD Working group that same day. Learn more about the event >>
In August 2016 UN Foundation Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, Micah Spangler directed the advovacy workshop on how to influence effectively Legislation on the Sustainable Development Goals. Insights and skills from Spangler’s extensive experiences in the field were shared to benefit the cause and advance one’s own confidence in approaching elected officials.Learn more about the event >>
In November 2014 the San Diego Chapter of the United Nations Association proudly hosted its first Civic (Public) Consultation on the United Nations’ Post-2015 Agenda that sought to engage the public on global issues: inequalities, health, education and environmental sustainability. San Diego was one of thirtythree cities in the United States to host the Public Consultation in addition to countless cities around the world who conducted similar events.