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The SDG Lab is a multi stakeholder initiative, led by UNOG, which contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting Geneva-based actors in further leveraging expertise and knowledge into policy, practice and action.

The Lab contributes to Geneva “walking the talk” when it comes to delivering the SDGs. It creates space for interdisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration while consistently testing assumptions and asking questions about what is needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

This dynamic Lab model strengthens the individual efforts of governments and organizations by amplifying their unique voices, creating space for new partnerships to form, and providing a platform to innovate and experiment. It supports the collective knowledge and expertise within Geneva, making it increasingly relevant and actionable for national and local level SDG implementation.


The Lab works with a diverse ecosystem of actors that are focused on delivering the 2030 Agenda and identifies strategic opportunities for convergence in order to energize and maximize the added-value of International Geneva in supporting implementation of the SDGs, including but not limited to:
  • United Nations & Intergovernmental Organizations
  • Member States
  • Civil Society and NGOs
  • Academia
  • Private Sector


The Lab creates new opportunities for Member States, UN entities, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the private sector and other actors in and outside Geneva to meet and share information, ideas and experiences. This fosters constructive, consistent interactions and strengthens multi sectoral and multi stakeholder collaboration.

Achieving the 2030 Agenda will require working across silos and establishing new fruitful partnerships. The Lab will facilitate connections between diverse stakeholders and broker partnerships in support of SDG implementation.

There is already a wealth of work underway in and outside Geneva, including at the national and local levels. The Lab will encourage learning from success and failure by telling these stories.

Innovate and Experiment
The Lab will provide a space for actors across sectors to come together and tackle common challenges. Through its partners, it will provide space for testing solutions at the country level and aid in scaling and replicating success.

The SDG Lab website provides the most up-to-date information on the various initiatives underway to connect, convene, amplify and innovate with the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem