The UN SDG Action Awards will recognize individuals, civil society organizations, subnational governments, foundations, networks, or private sector leaders from across the globe for the most innovative, impactful and transformative initiatives building a global movement of action for the SDGs.
Covering seven categories, and a People’s Choice Award, the UN SDG Action Awards aim to identify the top SDG advocacy changemakers in every corner of the earth: Mobilizers, Storytellers, Campaigners, Connectors, Visualizers, Includers, Creatives.
The winners are announced at a special Awards Ceremony held at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany (2-4 May 2019), and their initiatives and projects are highlighted throughout the year as an inspiration and role model to the growing global community of SDG leaders, decision-makers and influencers.
The UN SDG Action Awards are organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, a special inter-agency initiative of the UN Secretary General mandated to scale up, broaden and sustain the global movement of action for the SDGs.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking event, positioned to gather and inspire SDGs campaigners and multi-stakeholder partners to scale up and broaden the global movement to take action for the SDGs.
Taking place in Bonn every year, the Festival provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG advocacy and SDG action.
It brings together leaders from governments, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, activists, young advocates, the creative industry and the private sector– to scale up the impact of their work and strategize joint actions, whilst motivating new organizations and individuals to join the movement and take action for the SDGs.
The Festival adopts a crowdsourced approach to shape the most impactful program, designed BY the SDG Action community FOR the SDG Action Community.
In order to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive event for the international SDG community, the UN SDG Action Campaign are calling for sessions, innovations, films, artist contributions and will strive to recognize and celebrate some of the greatest SDG achievements through the UN SDG Action Awards!
Global Festival is co-designed, co-curated and co-owned be each and every Action Partner, whether hosting a session, running a workshop, showcasing a new project, sharing the latest creative endeavours, each active stakeholder in the event will become a much needed and much appreciated Action Partner of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development.
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