SDG Action Awards

Mobilize, Connect and Inspire Categories

In addressing the current pandemic and its devastating impact on people’s lives, the Sustainable Development Goals provide a blueprint for bold decisions that can put healthy lives, healthy societies and a healthy planet at the core of the road to recovery.


Within this context, the SDG Action community is called to contribute – through the SDG Action Awards – tried and tested solutions and approaches with the potential to go to scale and to be replicated elsewhere, making them available to leaders and partners around the globe.


These leading examples can help keep the SDGs front and center in the discussions taking place at all levels on the road to recovery, whilst harnessing the momentum of solidarity in fighting COVID-19. Novel ideas are arising daily to mobilise, inspire and connect communities, so whether your initiative is a pre-COVID example of best practice or in response to the global health crisis, share your story through the application process, demonstrate the impact and let us celebrate the incredible achievements towards a more sustainable and inclusive future for all.

Applications are now closed.

We need hope, we need solidarity, and we need creative and coordinated action on the Goals. We can do so by shining the spotlight  SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE MOST CREATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVES ACCELERATING ACTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS from around the world.


Mobilizelarge numbers of individuals and organizations to take action for the achievement of the Goals; whilst building coalitions across communities and societies

Inspirepeople to shift behaviors and policies for the achievement of the Goals; whilst promoting the values of hope and solidarity

Connectpartners to increase progress on the Goals, whilst strengthening dialogue and trust between people and institutions at all levels

People and organisations everywhere are encouraged to submit their outstanding SDG Action and nominate to become one of the UN SDG Action Award winners.


The winning initiatives will be honored at the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony and widely amplified throughout the year to inspire the growing global SDG Action community to accelerate change for people and the planet.


In the Media

Nigerian groups named finalists in UN SDG action awards

Two Nigerian groups have been announced among the 21 finalists’ for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Action Awards.

Ricky Kej nominated for UN SDG Action Awards

Grammy award-winning Indian musician and noted environmentalist has been nominated in the top three for the highest award on Sustainability.

NAYA | ABAAD celebrates winning the UN SDG Award

AN-NAHAR: BEIRUT: ABAAD hosted a reception at Beit Beirut to celebrate the success of “A White Dress Doesn’t Cover the Rape #Undress522” campaign, which won the UN SDG Award for the most impactful campaign globally.

PH youth group wins People’s Choice award in UN SDG Action Campaign

The Manila Times: A Philippine youth organization won the People’s Choice award in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Campaign held last month at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.