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The UN Global Goals Report 2019

New York, 11 September—Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030—is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental—and urgent—change in the relationship between people and nature, and a

International Conference on Sustainable Development

Registration Open
Date: September 24 – 25, 2019Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York, USA

Theme:  “Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs.”

Mind Matters More Than Money

Boosting Cognitive Competences for Sustainable Development through Science and Education

Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for receipt of applications for Graduate programmes, except Doctor of Medicine, for the 2019/2020 Academic year at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, has been extended to FEBRUARY 28, 2019.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues Canada (ELD) has developed a highly regarded leadership program that focuses on real world experiences, creates dialogue and builds the emotional and intellectual capacity of leaders. 

UN High Level Political Forum 2018

Dr David Smith, Coordinator of the Institute for Sustainable Development and Director of the Centre for Environmental Management was one of the key presenters at the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) High Level Political Forum earlier this month.

2018 Global Index and Dashboard Online

Caribbean countries can now track their progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Index and Dashboards report seeks to help in achieving the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development, forging a more resilient and sustainable path towards development.


The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) congratulates Professor Dale Webber, as he takes up his position as Principal of the Mona Campus, the University of the West Indies (The UWI).

The ISD congratulates Professor Anthony Clayton

The Institute for Sustainable Development congratulates Professor Anthony Clayton, the Alcan Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development, on his appointment as Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission in Jamaica.

Congrats Collymore - Barbados 50th Independence Anniversary Honouree

The Institute for Sustainable Development congratulates Honorary Research Fellow, Mr. Jeremy Collymore, on his recent honour as part of celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados.