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Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

26 September 2018

The International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

Taking place as a side session to the 41st ISO General Assembly (GA), the Standards for the SDGs event will bring together representatives of the standards community, UN agencies, corporate entities, diplomats and national policymakers. This multi-stakeholder engagement will showcase the role of standards for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Please see the Event Flyer for more details.

For those interested in attending the Standards for the SDGs event, please register at the following page: http://go.iso.org/standardsforsdgs

Background

This event will explore the potential of voluntary standards as powerful tools in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

A standard is a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines and characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.

Programme

Please see and download the detailed final programme of the event.

Case Studies by Breakout sessions

SDG6 - Clean water and sanitation (all SDG6 case studies)

  • Kene Carol Dick, Department of Water Affairs, Botswana (case study 6_1)
  • Allestair Wensley, Department of Water & Sanitation, South Africa (case study 6_3)
  • Janya Trairat, Department of Water Resources, Thailand  (case study 6_4)
  • Valentina Fuscoletti, Department of Environmental Health, Italy (case study 6_5)

SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy (all SDG7 case studies)

    • José Carlos Flores, National Institute of Quality (INACAL), Peru and Herbert Mataruka, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA), Zimbabwe and Sara Gobbi, Teresa Cendrowska, ASTM International (case study 7_1)
    • Bernardo Folly de Aguiar, Energy Research Office, Brazil (case study 7_2)
    • Ulises Neri Flores, National Hydrocarbons Commission, Mexico (case study 7_3)
    • Aleksandar Dukovski, Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, UNECE (case study 7_4)
    • Georgii Rudko, State Commission on Mineral Resources, Ukraine (case study 7_5)
    • Mai Elhafez, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt (case study 7_6)

                SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities (all SDG11 case studies)

                  • Alexandre Bosshard, Department for Industrial Services and Technical Office, City of Pully, Switzerland (case study 11_1)
                  • Duncan Shaw, University of Manchester, United Kingdom and Jenny Moreno, University of Chile, Chile (case study 11_2)
                  • Eliot Christian, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States (case study 11_3)
                  • Ramón Ferri, València City Hall, Spain (case study 11_4)
                  • Ramy Ahmed Fathy, ITU-T SG20 on IoT and Smart Cities & National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt (case study 11_5)
                  • Teuku Faisal Fathani, Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Technological Innovation (GAMA-InaTEK), Indonesia (case study 11_6)
                  • Margaret Lungu, Bureau of Standards, Zambia (case study 11_7)
                  • Steven Jensen, California State University Long Beach/ Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, United States (case study 11_8)

                        SDG 13 – Climate action (all SDG13 case studies)

                          • Ana María Ruz, Chilean Solar Committee, Chile (case study 13_1)
                          • Emanuele Riva, Italian Accreditation Body, Italy (case study 13_2)
                          • Philip Okungu Anyango, African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) (case study 13_3)
                          • Kofi Adu Agyarko, Energy Commission, Ghana  (case study 13_4)
                          • Matthew Matimbwi, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), Tanzania (case study 13_5)
                          • Pedro Faria, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)(case study 13_6)
                          • Gloria Ostos and Carlos Gadsden, Fundación Internacional para el Desarrollo de Gobiernos Confiables, Mexico (case study 13_7)

                            Breakout Session Documents 

                            Case Study Submission

                            The submission of case studies is now closed.  We thank all experts having submitted a case study.

                            Participants

                            The event provides a unique opportunity to connect the standardization community with high-level representa­tives of the United Nations agencies, Geneva-based international organizations and NGOs, the diplomatic community, and national policy makers, who do not usually have an opportunity to engage with standards-setting bodies.

                            Further Information

                            UNECE invites all interested parties to contact regulatory.cooperation@un.org for further information on the event, and to follow on the conversation on Twitter #StandardsfortheSDGs.

                            Acknowledgements

                            The contributions of ASTM International, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in support of the UNECE project on Standards for the SDGs are gratefully acknowledged.