Meet the Winners

of the
2020 SDG Action Awards


2020 SDG Action
Awards finalists

Honourable Mentions



In March 2020, a call went out to the international SDG Action Community, to those that inspire, mobilize and connect for the Goals, to tell us about the transformative projects and approaches they are leading to accelerate action towards the Goals – the call was answered.

It’s an honor to share the stories of the 2020 class of finalists with the community, ahead of the winner and honorable mention announcements and the upcoming SDG Action Awards Ceremony which will be hosted at the SDG Global Festival of Action.

That’s right – the SDG Action global community’s annual meeting place is returning, bigger and bolder than ever from 25-26 March 2021! No longer confined by a physical location, the SDG Global Festival of Action will meet you wherever you are in a new virtual space.

The 2021 Festival will MOBILIZE, CONNECT and INSPIRE the global SDG Action community and – with a special spotlight on SDG Action Awards class of 2020.

Let’s #TurnItAround together for people and for the planet!

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


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


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


We're honored to announce the line-up of 2020 UN SDG Action Awards Judges – a panel of leaders, innovators, and creatives from across the globe.

From world-renowned architects, actors and digital artists, to a Para-Athlete and government representatives, from founders of charities to founders of leading impact-driven businesses from all corners of the world; we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with these SDG changemakers in this critical role of selecting the winning initiatives for the 2020 UN SDG Action Awards.