United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Technical Cooperation


On the strength of its parliamentary, analytical and technical co-operation work, the Division for Sustainable Development provides targeted advisory services at the request of individual governments. These services support specific policy initiatives and the requisite institutional development and capacity-building.


Moreover, the Division formulates, implements and executes multidisciplinary programmes and projects dealing with key aspects of sustainable development. As countries take increasing responsibility for project execution, the technical support is specifically designed to accelerate the formulation of policies for sustainable development and provide substantive support for their implementation at national and international levels.


The Division's technical expertise enables it to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their realization of sustainable development. Within the Division for Sustainable Development, special expertise is available in a wide range of issues in the fields of Energy, Transport and Atmosphere, as well as Water and Natural Resources.


Please see the capacity building projects in our area of work: indicators of sustainable development as well as the capacity building projects in our area of work: National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS).