Call for nomination of Reviewers for the 2019 GSDR - deadline 11 February 2019


The International Science Council (ISC) together with the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) together invite nominations for reviewers of the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).


The GSDR aims to strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting sustainable development. The GSDR-2019 has been drafted by an Independent Group of Experts appointed by the UN Secretary General.  More information on the GSDR is available in the attached call and at:


The reviewers must be nominated by a member organization of the ISC, IAP and/or WFEO and they should be active in relevant research, with an emphasis on trans-disciplinary approaches and policy expertise. They should also have knowledge of international/UN processes. Reviews shall be submitted in English. The reviewers will act in a personal capacity. More than one nomination may be submitted. UNDESA anticipates that the review period will be February 27 – March 27, 2019.  A template for providing comments will be provided. Reviewers will be asked to ensure that the approximately 100-page GSDR:

·       addresses the most pressing issues identified by research related to achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

·       achieves a balance between conclusions derived from different disciplines and relevant to achieving the SDGs, and;

·       that the overall balance in the messages being sent by the GSDR reflects a general consensus in the scientific and technological community at large regarding not only the SDG-related challenges confronting the global community, but also the pathways and levers that can be employed to address these challenges.


If you would like to nominate a reviewer, please complete the attached form and submit it by 
Monday 11 February 2019 to