The world is changing at a fast pace, and the United Nations (UN) must play a vital role in helping shape and guide ongoing transformations towards a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful future. How can it do so, and what kind of internal capacities are needed to best support countries and people on their pathways? 

In a conversation moderated by Silke Weinlich, Deputy Director, Learning and Knowledge Services at UNSSC, this webinar unpacks the broader context of ongoing transformations and current trends in the 21st century. It emphasizes the vital role of capacity development in driving sustainability changes, as highlighted in the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2023

The session explores what it takes for the UN to better support changes in line with the vision of the 2030 Agenda and to build a future-ready UN system (UN 2.0). This involves the pressing need for adaptive institutional capacities and new skills, mindsets, and knowledge essential for navigating today's dynamic and increasingly complex landscape. 


  • David Passarelli, Director of United Nations University's Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR
  • Susana Sottoli, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  
  • Ambuj Sagar, Deputy Director, Strategy & Planning and Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies, School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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