20.09. – 30.09.2019 | UN SDG Action Campaign | Global Week to #Act4SDGs

A global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals is growing. Let’s make sure world leaders hear about it!

Our world and our future are under threat. We’ve made some progress but nowhere near enough to deliver on the promises made by all nations in 2015 to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and create a future of peace and prosperity on a thriving planet, with no one left behind.

This September, we are once again inviting you to join us as we, and thousands of individuals and organisations, mark the fourth anniversary of the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals across the Global Week to Act for SDGs.

Last year, more than a million people took part in actions in 1,243 cities in 142 countries. With your support this year we can go much further and demonstrate how change-makers like you are making the SDGs a reality for all.

The largest Global Week to Act4SDGs ever will drive action in solidarity with citizens across the globe including youth groups through Fridays for Future and youth-led global climate strikes, and civil society organizations through the #StandTogetherNow campaign. This year is particularly important as for the first time since the SDGs were adopted in 2015, Heads of State will review progress on implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the UN Summit on the SDGs. Furthermore, our collective mobilization is set against a backdrop of five major Summits tackling some of the most pressing problems of our time including; climate change, universal health coverage, small island states and development financing in addition to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Every individual action counts. We maintain that the SDGs are everyone’s responsibility so this year we will also be launching an individual action campaign to encourage everyone to make their commitment for a better world visible and impactful through the SDG Butterfly Wings Campaign.

Outstanding actions from around the world will be showcased at the UN High Level Week throughout the Global Week to Act4SDGs.

Here’s a roundup of how you can support the Global Week to #Act4SDGs:

  • Organize an event or activation related to SDGs and put your action on the map
  • Take photos, videos, interview participants… document your action and share using #Act4SDGs
  • Find some inspiring ideas in the #Act4SDGs Toolkit

Source: Announcement UN SDG Action Campaign, 23.08.2019