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About World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF)

World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF) The World Sustainable Development Forum (WSDF) was established in 2005 to function as a global platform for knowledge sharing and policy discourse aimed at:
- advancing the achievement of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals)
- promoting global developmental cooperation to correct gender imbalances
- expediting the alleviation of poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, malnutrition and disease

The Forum functions as a platform to identify, analyse and disseminate policy interventions to enhance human well-being in the present and create conditions for a sustainable future. In this endeavor, the Forum is guided by highly distinguished patrons who are global leaders in government, industry, and academia. The key objectives of the WSDF are to:

  • Connect with the finest minds and leading thinkers of the world to focus on sustainability issues
  • Bring together policy makers and practitioners to chart a course of action to enable countries and regions to meet the challenges of sustainable development
  • Monitor progress towards the achievement of MDGs globally and periodically review progress in select countries
  • Share knowledge and best practices amongst partners and disseminate the work related to sustainable development and the MDGs
  • Undertake research projects either directly or in collaboration with institutions sharing similar goals and missions


WSDF organises Regional Sustainable Development Summits (RSDS) to disseminate knowledge and generate public awareness on issues of sustainable development regionally. RSDS is aided considerably by the messages emerging from the DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit), an annual event wherein TERI engages global partners to build bold visions for a development paradigm that calls for sustainability across the present and future generations.