Deadline: 25 May 2020
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 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 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.
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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.
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The 2020 edition is seeking creative, scalable and transformative initiatives worldwide that:
- Mobilize: Large number of individuals and organizations to take action for the achievement of the goals; whilst building coalitions across communities and socities.
- Inspire: People to shift behaviors and policies for the achievement of the goals; whilst promoting the values of hope and solidarity.
- Connect: Partners to incerease progress on the goals, whilst strengthening dialogue and trust between people and institutions at all levels.
UN SDG Action Campaign Awards Special CALL: Solidarity Award
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The SOLIDARITY 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. In the midst of the global health crisis, UN SDG Action Campaign sees 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.
From local heroes, to stories from the other side of the world, nominations can come from everyone, everywhere, thus distinguishing this this special awards category from the main three awards categories: Mobilize, Inspire, Connect.
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People and organisations everywhere are encouraged to submit their outstanding SDG Action and nominate to become one of the UN SDG Action Award winners.
- 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.
Organizations can enter into multiple categories if each entry represents a different initiative. Please do not apply with the same initiative more than once. If you are unsure which category is the best fit for your initiative, you can identify up to one additional category in your explanation of how your initiative fits that category. The entry will be assessed under the category for which it is deemed to be the best fit by the reviewers.
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For more information, visit https://sdgactionawards.org/