🏆Meet the 4 Honourable Mentions of the 2020 UN SDG Action Awards

UN SDG Action Campaign
3 min readJan 22, 2021

One month ago, we announced the incredible group of finalists for the UN SDG Action Awards, and now we have a special selection of ‘Honourable Mentions’ to share.

These initiatives demonstrate significant impact, creativity, innovation and replicability; however, as they could not be considered for the Awards due to their affiliation with Governments and/or the UN, they have been elevated for an Honourable Mention.

We’re thrilled to introduce them ahead of the upcoming SDG Action Awards Ceremony which will be hosted at the SDG Global Festival of Action on 25–26 March 2021.

Find out how they are turning it around for people and planet

Mobilizing young people across the world to report on climate research, impact and solutions within their communities through the power of film

Youth Climate Report mobilizes under-represented youth to share their stories about climate using film and digital mapping technology. 450+ films have been produced, of which 60 have been screened at COP.

Utilizing the latest app technology to increase awareness about the Global Goals and accelerate SDG progress through individual acts of change

Samsung’s Global Goals app highlights how simple actions can build a more sustainable future for all. The app is now on 80M+ Galaxy smartphones worldwide.

Making the Goals more accessible and relatable to people everywhere through creative media campaigns

The Be the One Campaign which includes the hit song “Let Me Be The One,” has reached 21+ million people and their leadership training program has been delivered to 9,500+ change makers in 156 countries.

Driving SDG action through global sequential storytelling campaigns on YouTube

YouTube partnered with Tribeca Enterprises, the UN, creative agencies and filmmakers to develop Change the Sequence. With 37M+ views, this initiative highlights how brands can harness creativity to build more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive societies.

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