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To meet the SDGs we need everyone to take action. We are calling for the top mobilizers, storytellers, campaigners, connectors, visualizers, includers and creatives across the world who are making this happen!

Every year, the UN SDG Action Awards recognize individuals, civil society organizations, subnational governments, foundations, networks, private sector leaders who are advancing the global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals in the most transformative, impactful and innovative way.

Winners are presented at a breathtaking Awards Ceremony on the first night of the SDG Global Festival of Action and their initiatives and projects highlighted throughout the year as an inspiration and role model to the growing global community of SDG leaders, decision-makers and influencers.

 

2019 Entries

MOBILIZER

The project/team that demonstrates the greatest successes with mobilizing individuals organizations or networks for collective action for the SDGs

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Storyteller

The most impactful or innovative project to capture powerful human stories to help communicate the interconnectedness of the SDGs in people’s lives through different mediums.

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Campaigner

The most impactful or innovative communications campaign (local/national/international) to raise public awareness about the SDGs and/or people’s role in SDG action.

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Visualizer

The most impactful or innovative initiative using visual or creative representations of data to influence decision-makers and the public of the importance of the SDGs

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Connector

The team/project that demonstrates innovative or impactful ways to engage multiple stakeholders or build networks to generate the transformational change needed to make the SDGs a reality.

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Includer

The project/group that makes the most innovative and impactful effort to ensure that excluded groups become part of the SDG dialogue and decision making in their community or at international levels. Leave No One Behind!

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Creative

The most impactful or innovative initiative that harnesses artistic expression to spur SDG Action and awareness through creativity, empowering and connecting people

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Judges

ANNA SCAVUZZO

Deputy Mayor, Milan

ARIADNA BARDOLET

Director of International Programs at La Caixa Foundation

ARREY OBENSON

Secretary General, Junior Chamber International (JCI)

AYMAN CHERKAOUI

Coordinator at the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection

DR. CLAIRE MELAMED

Executive Director, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

DAWDA JOBARTEH

Social Impact Pursuer, UN SDG Strategy Hub

ELHADI ABDALLA MOHAMED

International Director of Region Middle East & North Africa, SOS Children’s Villages International

EVA MURRAY

Head of Business Intelligence, Exasol

FEDERICA MOGHERINI

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission

FELIX ZIMMERMAN

OECD DevCom Coordinator & Freelance Consultant

HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA

Executive Director of Operations at the Museum of Tomorrow

HIROKO KUNIYA

Independent Journalist

DR. IFEOLU JOSEPH FALEGAN

Health Advocate

INNOCENT CHUKWUMA

Director, West Africa- Ford Foundation

INGO RITZ

Director, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)

JAYATHMA WICKRAMANAYAKE

UN SG Youth Envoy

JONATHAN HERZFELD

Founder and Executive Director at fiiS.org

MARKUS HIPP

Director, BMW Foundation

MASHID MOHADJERIN

Photojournalist/ Portrait Photographer

OLI HENMAN

Global Coordinator, Action for Sustainable Development

PHYLLIS MACFARLANE

Treasurer, ESOMAR Foundation, and Paragon Partnerships

SHAIN SHAPIRO

Founder & President , Sound Diplomacy

SUSAN MYERS

Senior Vice President, UN Foundation

ULRIKA MODÉER

Director of Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

YUSUF OMAR

Mobile Journalist/ Founder, Hashtag Our Stories