Call for science briefs – UN Global Sustainable Development Report

The team preparing the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is issuing an open call for science briefs to members of the global sustainable development community.  The GSDR is a United Nations publication aiming to strengthen the science-policy interface at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.

With the establishment of the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2012, Governments have created an entry point for scientists across the world to be heard at the highest levels of the United Nations.  The call for science briefs – concise, factual, peer reviewed, open access contributions from scientists and researchers that highlight issues, research findings or solutions – is a unique opportunity to bring scientific issues to the attention of policy makers. The briefs will inform the ongoing work on emerging issues in preparation for the Global Sustainable Development Report. All briefs that meet the requirements set out in the call will be made available on the GSDR website.

The deadline for briefs is 18 February, but submissions will also be accepted after that date.  The 2016 call in all 6 UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese) is available at the following website: