Music unites us, no matter who and where we are! On 17 July, the first Play:Fair for People and Planet concert was held in Milan, Italy, and thousands of people across the world joined to hear incredible artists raise their voices for sustainability, gender equality, and give messages of hope and inspiration to turn things around.

Margherita Vicario, Populous and Epoque on stage at Play:Fair, Milan 2021

The broadcast received over 11,000 views from over 166 countries around the world. Over 1,600 people shared their SDG actions to receive a virtual ticket to watch the broadcast. Actions included: supporting local food sources, using sustainable transport, reducing waste, going plastic free, using…

The concert, held in Milan, Italy on 17 July, is the first mobilization moment leading up to September’s Global Week to #Act4SDGs, bringing together millions of people to turn it around for a healthy, just and green recovery

Milan Play:Fair for People and Planet, organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign in partnership with Music Innovation Hub, Keychange, the city of Milan, the Milan Triennale, and partners from the SDG Music Network, will be held at an unexpected location in the center of Milan, Italy, taking into account safety measures with a limited on-site audience consisting of activists…

5 reasons why you should join Play:Fair for People and Planet

Get ready for a new kind of music activation at Play:Fair for People and Planet. Artists and activists will come together with the power of music to #TurnItAround for climate, equality and sustainable food systems.

The global broadcast will be live streamed on 17 July 2021 at 18:30–20:30 CET at

Share your SDG action and you will receive your virtual ticket to the global broadcast! If you are based in Milan, you can sign up for a chance to be added to the guest list to…

Play:Fair for People and Planet is a new kind of music activation which aims to to inspire, connect and mobilize people in the lead up to the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, held on 17–28 September during the UN General Assembly! It brings together musicians, performing artists and local and international activists with the power of music to address climate injustice, inequality, and to ensure a sustainable food system for all.

Share your SDG action and get your virtual ticket!

The time is now for each and every one of us to TAKE ACTION towards achieving the SDGs. Register your action and you will receive your virtual ticket to…

The power of music can be harnessed to inspire and mobilize people, organizations and decision-makers across cultures and regions to #TurnItAround for a healthy, green and just future for all.

From artists speaking out and creating their own advocacy and work on climate, to youth participation and the change towards more sustainably conscious events, music has become an essential platform for positive action.

We all know that climate change is a threat multiplier when combined with conflict — it destroys livelihoods, drives displacement, widens inequalities, and undermines sustainable development — including the goal of zero hunger by 2030. …

We are at a turning point for people and our planet — and if we act collectively, we can accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. MY World 360º is calling for immersive experiences — augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), 360° video and photography, to 3D design that take viewers anywhere in the world on a journey across the two sides of this Turning Point.

Creators of any background, country, age and language are invited to submit media by August 5, 2021 to be showcased during the Global Week to ACT4SDGs in September.

Creating media that inspires action

Creators are invited to use whatever…

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. But today, gender inequality persists everywhere and stagnates social progress. Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership, with 23.7% representation in national parliaments which is far from parity. Across the globe, women and girls perform a disproportionate share of unpaid domestic work. Inequalities faced by girls can begin right at birth and follow them all their lives. In some countries, girls are deprived of access to health care or proper nutrition, leading to a higher mortality rate. One in three…

The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) commemorates the International Day of Peace by releasing doves, a symbol of peace. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz

There are many long-drawn conflicts that exist in the world today, and it can sometimes be easier to look at what divides us rather than what unites us. The Sustainable Development Goals are a roadmap how humanity can work together to achieve lasting and sustainable peace for everyone, but this requires a lot of work, commitment, and dedication — not just from governments, but from each and every one of us. …

European Open Championships to support promotion and awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals

Photo: International Paralympic Committee / Simon Lodge

World Para Swimming and the European Open Championships in Madeira will join the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Campaign to raise awareness of the need to #TurnItAround for people and planet. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted how far from a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable society we are, and how we need to recommit ourselves to the SDGs — the world’s roadmap for recovery.

The Championships, where nearly 400 athletes from 47 nations are set to compete, will take place from 16…

Source: UNDP SDG Integration

The long-term social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to widen the gap between people living in rich and poor countries, according to new research by UNDP. With poor countries increasingly bearing the brunt of COVID-19 cases and related mortality, the 2030 Agenda requires us to make bold policy choices to ensure that no-one is left behind.

UNDP’s second flagship study sets out concrete policy options across governance, social protection, green economy and digitalization to help practitioners act on these commitments — and design radically different futures. Conducted with the Pardee Center for…

UN SDG Action Campaign

Official account of the UN SDG Action Campaign, aiming to mobilize, inspire & connect a movement to #TurnItAround for the #GlobalGoals

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