Thank you for joining us and making the SDG Action Zone possible!
At this critical inflection point for people and for planet — the incredible conversations, passion, energy, enthusiasm and engagement that we saw across the three days of the event, demonstrate that the power of this moment can truly be transformed to carry momentum across the movement of the Decade of Action!
The foremost collaborative space during the UN General Assembly
The SDG Action Zone is the foremost collaborative space for engaging world leaders and emerging leaders to supercharge and accelerate solutions for the sustainable development goals. Over the course of three days during the UN General Assembly on 22–24 September 2020, the fully virtual SDG Action Zone convened leading thinkers, actors, creators, and activists through frank debate, challenging discussions, inspiring showcases and creative experiences to drive the exponential change on three core areas for accelerating action on the Goals: People, Planet and Partnerships.
Featuring world leaders, household names and emerging voices
Speakers included UN principals Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, Inger Anderson, Executive Director, UNEP; social entrepreneurs and business leaders like Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of The Goodr Co, Sal Kahn, founder of Khan Academy or Brian Wong, Founder of Alibaba Global Initiatives; creatives like YouTuber Louis Cole, actress Cecilia Suarez, filmmaker Damon Gameau, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, singer Yemi Alade, political leaders such as Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleatf former president of Liberia and the first elected female head of state in Africa; community activists like Fatou Jeng founder of Earth Gambia; athletes including footballer Mohamed Salah, rugby captain Siya Kolisi, and Olympian Pita Taufatofua; SDG advocates including Dia Mirza, actor and producer, Richard Curtis, film maker, and Eddie Ndopu, activist; and many more!
Did you miss any of this? Don’t worry — EVERYTHING is available to view on demand! Check out the on-demand library and don’t miss the SDG Action Zone highlights:
Viewership and social media engagement
The SDG Action Zone was viewed by over 16 thousand people from around the world and reached over 90 million people through 800 thousand people actively engaged on social media, generating over 450 million impressions.
We want to hear from you!
Thank you for joining us at the SDG Action Zone! Every session host, speaker, performer, content creator and viewer made this year’s event possible. This is the chance to tell us what you thought, to share insights into things that could be improved and to share your personal highlights.
We took the leap into the unknown by taking the SDG Action Zone fully virtual — and we could not have done it without each and every one of you!
Thank you for the generous support from Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Government of Germany, Project Everyone, United Nations Foundation — for their generous support and contribution
Thank you to our fantastic session hosts for their commitment of time, connections, resources and energy
Thank you to our inspirational speakers for dialing in across time zones and bringing their insights to the table in a compelling and digestible way
Thank you to our performers for bringing their energy and emotion and to immersive and visual content creators for using their chosen medium of expression to tell authentic SDG stories and draw in the viewers to different perspectives.
Thank you to Nadira Hira (Master of Ceremonies), Treatment Studio (Graphics), Ary Werthein and Agustin Iacona of Imawamusic (Sound), Christian Huguenot of Inside Shot Productions (Videography), TheVirtual.Show (Platform) and Chris Gadbury (Visual Scribe)
Thank you to every single person who helped us reach millions of homes across the world by sharing and engaging with these critical conversations
Thank you to the 42 million people and organizations mobilizing across the Global Week to #ACT4SDGs to #TurnItAround for the Goals
And thanks to all of YOU all for tuning in
The action doesn’t stop here!
We need to harness this momentum to make real and lasting positive change. Stay engaged, continue to share content and ideas and strengthen partnerships #ForPeopleForPlanet on this decade of action.
Together we have the will, the enthusiasm, the capacity and the solutions to accelerate action at the demand required by the Sustainable Development Goals, but we can only do it together.
The SDG Action Zone is powered by the UN SDG Strategy Hub and supported by the UN SDG Action Campaign.