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.
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.
SPECIAL CALL: the SOLIDARITY IN ACTION AWARD
In the midst of the global health crisis, we see strong examples of solidarity among people everywhere. Acts of kindness and solidarity are burgeoning, helping neighborhoods, communities, and people everywhere to adapt to the new norm.
The SOLIDARITY IN ACTION AWARD will honor the most heartwarming and impactful acts of humanity that improve the lives of others, inspire resilience, and lift hopes in the ongoing global health crisis.
Nominate the stories and heroes that inspired you the most!
In the Media
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.
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.