Online Competition from UN SDG Action Campaign 2020

Deadline : 25 May 2020

Nonprofit organization: UN SDG Action Campaign

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Online Competition from UN SDG Action Campaign 2020

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (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. People and organizations 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 at the UN Headquarters in New York City, and widely amplified throughout the year to inspire the growing global SDG Action community to accelerate change for people and the planet.

The Competition Category:

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.


  • Winners will be invited to join and feature their work at a special UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony held at UN Headquarters in New York City.
  • Winners will be recognized as SDG Action partners and their work will be featured prominently throughout the year to raise their visibility and share their stories with the SDG Action community.


  • Everyone is encouraged to apply. 
  • Initiatives led by UN entities and national governments will be eligible for honorable mentions only.
  • Initiatives that have been closely co-developed with the UN SDG Action Campaign or as part of a signed partnership agreement with the UN SDG Action Campaign are not eligible. 

About the UN SDG Action 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 programs 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.

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