The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a set of key development objectives for developed and developing countries alike to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
Among the priorities agreed upon by Member States is social protection—repeatedly cited in the agenda as a primary means to reduce poverty and combat inequality. For instance, the high-ranking SDG 1.3 calls countries to “implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.” Currently, an estimated 73 per cent of the world’s population lives without adequate social protection coverage. This means the ambitious objective set out by the 2030 Agenda will require concerted efforts from across the spectrum of UN and national actors, joining up disparate interventions and leveraging new tools to achieve the 2030 target.
By the end of this online course, participants will be able to:
This tutored online course combines self-paced modules, asynchronous activities as well as live webinars with renowned experts of social protection and sustainable development. Real-life case studies and interactive group discussions will also be used to prompt participants’ reflection and application of knowledge.
The course comprises 5 modules over 5 weeks.
Participants coming from various backgrounds such as the UN, other development agencies, bilateral donors, government officials, worker and employer organisations, members of civil society and academia.
Cost of participation
The course fee covers the following:
Certificates of Participation will be awarded to participants subject to the completion of all modules and quizzes, successful submission of exercises and assignments, and full participation in all live online sessions and discussion forums for each topic covered in the course.