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SDG Global Festival of Action — Day 1 highlights
UN SDG Action Awards Winners announced

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SDG Global Festival of Action — Day 2 highlights

On the second day of the SDG Global Festival of Action, we explored the systems change needed to make huge leaps forward for people and the planet with debates and discussions on some of the most urgent challenges we are facing today — from waste and pollution to inequalities; from urbanization…


Mobilizing, inspiring, and connecting individuals around the globe to #TurnItAround for people and planet

Bonn, Germany, 25 March — The 2020 SDG Action Awards Ceremony, which took place on 25 March as a part of the fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, highlighted nine inspiring finalist initiatives, of which three were announced as winners during the live ceremony.

The Awards, a signature programme of the UN SDG Action Campaign, seeks to highlight initiatives which Mobilize, Inspire and Connect, three categories that can help spur citizen engagement and affect positive change. Marina Ponti, Global Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign…


As the world is still grappling with the effects of the pandemic, and with many countries still in lockdown, this year’s SDG Global Festival of Action (March 25–26) gathered leaders and changemakers to explore how we can #TurnItAround and accelerate action for the Sustainable Development Goals and for a just and sustainable recovery.

The virtual Festival program was even more engaging and diverse than previous editions — as we were able to virtually bring in more speakers from across the world! Talks, performances, interactive workshops and exhibitions engaged more than 20,000 people across the two days. The platform also…


BONN, GERMANY, 25 MARCH — Calling for the beginning of a ‘new era’ following COVID-19 recovery, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed alongside United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner, spoke today at the fifth annual SDG Global Festival of Action, bringing to attention the urgent need for economic and social change that protects our ecosystems and humanity’s well-being.

The Deputy Secretary-General stated her support for an inter-generational transition, putting youth at the forefront to allow them to shape the SDG agenda, and encouraged countries to listen to its young people to ensure we don’t return to business as…


Dive into our diverse and jam-packed program, spanning two days of action for the SDGs, with something for everyone. Make sure to plan in advance so you don’t miss any of the exciting sessions, workshops or experiences!

🗣️ 300+ speakers from 80+ countries 💡 1 Main Stage 🇯🇵 1 Japan Stage 🤝 4 Interactive Spaces 👥 27 Workshops 🎥 20 Exhibits 🎵 10 Performances 🌐 4 Networking Zones & more

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Featured speakers and performers:


The time has come! In less than 24 hours, we will meet at the SDG Global Festival of Action, and we cannot wait to welcome you in our new virtual home!

Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready to #TurnItAround with us? First, let’s make sure you are ready to join when the program opens — starting at the Japan Stage tomorrow morning, Thursday, 25 March at 10:00 CET!

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Check your email! If you registered, you will receive an activation code by the end of today! The activation code will be sent to the email you used to…


On March 25 and 26, join us at the virtual SDG Global Festival of Action where a community of thousands of inspiring individuals, changemakers, activists, UN and government representatives, private sector leaders, artists and creators will take the opportunity to share their vision on how we can #TurnItAround for people and planet. Check out the diverse and jam-packed program, spanning two days of action for the SDGs!

Register now

🗣️ 300+ speakers from 80 countries 💡 1 Main Stage 🇯🇵 1 Japan Stage 🤝 4 Interactive Spaces 👥 25+ Workshops 🎥 20 Exhibits 🎵 10 Performances 🌐 4 Networking Zones…


On March 25 and 26, thousands of inspiring changemakers, activists, UN and government representatives, private sector leaders, artists, creators and individuals will take the opportunity to share their vision on how we can #TurnItAround for people and planet.

Register now

Exhibits, creative content, networking and more!

When we said the Festival was bigger and bolder than before, we meant it! Aside from our exciting panel discussions, we offer participants unique experiences through exhibits, networking spaces, workshops and more! You can find all details on our website globalfestivalofaction.org. Below is a brief overview of what to expect.

🌐 Experience and Action Area

Dive into innovative artistic works by legendary artists and activists…


25–26 March 2021

The SDG Global Festival of Action provides the space to ideate and collaborate with SDG Actors from across the globe inside a variety of live workshop sessions! With more than 25 to choose from, these convening formats provides for a unique chance to engage with SDG campaigners and learn from their experience

Learn about ways to engage with new campaigns, co-create novel solutions and find out ‘how-to’ strengthen your SDG toolkit!

Are you interested in…

  • Tapping into the power of the crowd through collective intelligence?
  • Developing partnerships for a circular economy?
  • Creating immersive media for impact?
  • Co-creating a human centric…

On March 25 and 26, join us at the virtual SDG Global Festival of Action where a community of thousands of inspiring individuals, changemakers, activists, UN and government representatives, private sector leaders, artists and creators will take the opportunity to share their vision on how we can #TurnItAround for people and planet. We are delighted to present a diverse and jam-packed program, spanning two days of action for the SDGs!

🗣️ 180+ speakers from 60 countries 💡 1 Main Stage 🇯🇵 1 Japan Stage 🤝 4 Interactive Spaces 👥 28 Workshops 🎥 20 Exhibits 🎵 10 Performances 🌐 4 Networking…

UN SDG Action Campaign

Special initiative of the United Nations to scale up, broaden & sustain the global movement to take action for the SDGs. #Act4SDGs #MYWorld2030 #SDGGlobalFest

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