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Sustainable Development Goals - SDG Action Awards

Updated on May 27, 2020 568 views
Sustainable Development Goals - SDG Action Awards

About the Awards 

The UN SDG Action Awards are organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, a special inter-agency initiative of the UN Secretary General mandated to scale up, broaden and sustain the global movement of action for the SDGs. Since 2018, the UN SDG Action Awards have attracted more than  2750 applications from 142 countries. 64 initiatives, from transmedia series illustrating the impact of climate change, to youth theatre and poetry programmes addressing taboos on sexual and reproductive health or blockchain platforms connecting entrepreneurs from among the world’s poorest to clean up ocean plastic, have been honored for their contribution to accelerating action towards the Goals.

The UN SDG Action Campaign is launching the third edition of the UN SDG Action Awards to identify and celebrate outstanding initiatives from around the world that are accelerating action towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, whilst inspiring the growing global community by showing that transformative change for people and the planet is possible.

The 2020 edition is seeking creative, scalable and transformative initiatives worldwide that:

Mobilize large numbers of individuals and organizations to take action for the achievement of the Goals; whilst building coalitions across communities and societies;
Inspire people to shift behaviors and policies for the achievement of the Goals; whilst promoting the values of hope and solidarity;
Connect partners to increase progress on the Goals, whilst strengthening dialogue and trust between people and institutions at all levels.

To enter a project or initiative to win please begin by registering and filling in each section of the application form. Your application can be saved and edited each time you return, until you submit the completed form prior to the closing date. The best entries will offer clear supporting evidence such as photos and videos and endorsements from participants in your initiative. If you have questions as you fill in your form please see more information on drafting and submitting your application and on the FAQs on the awards process


DEADLINE   APPLY BY 19 July 2020

In addressing the current pandemic and its devastating impact on people’s lives, the Sustainable Development Goals provide a blueprint for bold decisions that can put healthy lives, healthy societies and a healthy planet at the core of the road to recovery.

Within this context, the SDG Action community is called to contribute – through the SDG Action Awards – tried and tested solutions and approaches with the potential to go to scale and to be replicated elsewhere, making them available to leaders and partners around the globe.

These leading examples can help keep the SDGs front and center in the discussions taking place at all levels on the road to recovery, whilst harnessing the momentum of solidarity in fighting COVID-19. Novel ideas are arising daily to mobilise, inspire and connect communities, so whether your initiative is a pre-COVID example of best practice or in response to the global health crisis, share your story through the application process, demonstrate the impact and let us celebrate the incredible achievements towards a more sustainable and inclusive future for all.

People and organisations everywhere are encouraged to submit their outstanding SDG Action and nominate to become one of the UN SDG Action Award winners.

The winning initiatives will be honored at the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony and widely amplified throughout the year to inspire the growing global SDG Action community to accelerate change for people and the planet.


In the midst of the global health crisis, we see strong examples of solidarity among people everywhere. Acts of kindness and solidarity are burgeoning, helping neighborhoods, communities, and people everywhere to adapt to the new norm.

The SOLIDARITY IN ACTION AWARD will honor the most heartwarming and impactful acts of humanity that improve the lives of others, inspire resilience, and lift hopes in the ongoing global health crisis.

Nominate the stories and heroes that inspired you the most!

Find More Details about this Award on SDGS Website at

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