The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), in alignment with our mission to promote integrated approaches to sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We strive to create a better, more inclusive world and workplace; to advance an inclusive culture at our organization; and to enhance the effectiveness of our institution. The SDSN’s senior leadership works in partnership with our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (DEIBC) to deepen our engagement with these principles.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (DEIBC)

The DEIBC is a staff-formed and led volunteer committee that was established in 2020. The mission of the DEIBC is to advocate, engage, and empower staff by aligning the SDSN’s programmatic activities and operations with the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and to sustain a framework for the organization that fully embodies the objectives of the SDGs. Through regular meetings and exchange of knowledge and perspectives, the DEIBC aims to promote these values through active learning and improving accountability measures while creating an environment where all voices are heard and celebrated.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (DEIBC) Charter

At the SDSN, we recognize, appreciate, and embrace the importance of DEIB beyond just a concept or a box to tick. We strive to create a work environment in which all staff members feel empowered to do their best work. The DEIBC Charter, created by the DEIBC in 2023, serves as a guiding document for ongoing efforts towards DEIB in our work.

Gender Equality Plan (GEP)

The SDSN’s Gender Equality Plan (GEP) aims to build on the organization’s existing policies and work done to date on diversity, equity, and inclusion and to embed gender equality considerations into the structure, policies, and culture of the organization at all levels, promoting a culture of respect and inclusion and allowing every person to reach their full potential.