UN Reflection Series 2016

Development Cooperation, Policy Advice and Middle Income Countries


  1. What is the UN Reflection Series?

  2. The UN Reflection Series is an annual learning event which provides UN Staff, governments, civil society representatives, academics, sustainable development practitioners, and others to learn and discuss contemporary international development issues within the context of the '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' and the ground-breaking 'Paris Agreement on climate change'. This event also promotes knowledge sharing in an innovative setting and develops strategies for the future.
  3. This year, the UN Reflection Series focuses on Development Cooperation, Policy Advice and Middle Income Countries. The event is organized by the UN System Staff College, in close cooperation with UN Development Group (UNDG) and UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO). To ensure a broader outlook and external involvement in the discussion, the UNSSC is partnering with the Hertie School of Governance.
  4. The UN Reflection Series is held on 14-16 April 2016, at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
  5. What do we know about Middle Income Countries?

  6. Welcome Message from Dr. Anheier of the Hertie School and Dr. Javan from the UNSSC

  7. Patrick van Weerelt of the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development welcomes everyone to the first multi-stakeholder conference of the Knowledge Centre after it was opened in January 2016.
  8. Key messages of the UN Reflection Series 2016

  9. High-Level Panel: "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Implications for MICs
  10. The High-level Panel addressed some of the most pressing questions with regard to sustainable development and the implications in Middle Income Countries (MIC). How do MICs relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 'Paris Agreement on climate change'? What are the specific challenges faced by the MICs? And what role can and should development partners play?
  11. Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board at GIZ, Dr. Cyrill Nunn, Director for Human Rights, International Development and Social Affairs, and Dr. Imme Scholz, Deputy Director of the German Development Institute discussed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its implications for MICs.