In 2012, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to pro- mote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following their adoption, we are now committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs at local, national, and global scales.
To this end, SDSN works with partners in ac- ademia, government, business, civil society, and the United Nations to promote practical solutions for sustainable development. We mobilize universities and other knowledge institutions around the world for the imple- mentation of the goals and promote the ex- change of lessons and learning.
The SDSN is governed by a unique Leader- ship Council, comprised of some 100 global leaders on sustainable development from science, civil society, business, government, and international organizations.