With the establishment of the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2012, Governments have created – for the first time - an entry point for scientists across the world to be heard at the highest levels of the United Nations – the General Assembly. This is your unique opportunity to bring scientific issues to the attention of policy makers
Scope of the call for contributions
By way of general guidance, the briefs should address an issue, finding, or research with a bearing on sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social, and environmental – or the inter-linkages between them. Thus the focus could be on the review of up-to-date findings relating to a particular issue, address the single issue of importance, or present solutions to a problem or challenge. It could also present the “story” of a research finding that has great policy relevance but is not typically considered in the policy debate. The briefs are to be factual and based on peer-reviewed literature. Contributions from both the natural and social science communities from all disciplines are highly valued and welcomed.
The brief (including supporting documents) should be submitted to email@example.com  in .doc or .docx format, using email subject GSDR 2015 Science Briefs – [title of the brief].
The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2014.
However, interested contributors are invited to submit their briefs as soon as possible.
Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform