With the conference “The 2030 Agenda and International Training for the Public Sector” in Mexico City, the ‘Managing Global Governance’ (MGG) network has continued its peer exchange on capacity development for the 2030 agenda with the public sector. The conference brought together representatives from research and training institutions, politics and public administration, the private sector and civil society organisations from Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and international organisations such as the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC). It was carried out in collaboration between the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, the National School of Public Administration of Brazil (ENAP), and Instituto Mora (Mexico). The conference served four purposes. First, it provided a public, high-level forum on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development in Mexico. Second, the discussion between decision-makers and international representatives from national schools of public administration (SPAs) highlighted the role of the public sector and the role of training institutions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Third, a hybrid peer-exchange workshop shed light on the competences needed for transformative policy-making, training programmes for local leadership and the combination of learning online and in-person. Finally, the cooperation amongst SPAs and further training institutions closed with a 2-day planning workshop to set out a roadmap for future activities. The recording of the live-streamed parts of the conference can be found online. The initiative, based on the “New York Programme of Action” as developed during a joint HLPF Side Event 2018, was carried out in cooperation with the EU Horizon2020 project PRODIGEES.