In 2016, responding to the UN General Assembly’s call for collaborative partnerships towards sustainable development for all, the University of Geneva launched the Geneva Trialogue : a one-day event gathering academic, private sector and multilateral stakeholders to discuss knowledge and learning tools, platforms and initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the Geneva Trialogue, decision makers from these three circles gather to deepen their understanding of the issues, trigger reflection, and proactively formulate proposals on how academia, international organisations and the private sector can support and transform the world of SDG education together.
The goal of this event, in the spirit of SDG 17, is to inspire new partnerships that can reach millions of learners of all ages, and help such networks tackle the Global Goals in impactful ways. Currently, the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative at the University of Geneva supports this event and coordinates its organisation, contents and logistics.
The next Geneva Trialogue is planned for Thursday 18 March 2021 and will take place as both a physical event in Geneva and an online event, to facilitate global participation.
Geneva Trialogue 2016
Knowledge and the SDGs
The first edition of the Geneva Trialogue took place on 15 November 2016 and focused on the potential dividends offered by the digital revolution in knowledge production and education.
Geneva Trialogue 2019
Scaling Education for the SDGs
The second edition of the Geneva Trialogue was held on 21 January 2019 and explored ways to scale SDG education. It was jointly organised by the University of Geneva, UNITAR and XuetangX.