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SDG Global Festival of Action
March 25, 2021 - March 26, 2021
Now entering its fifth edition, the UN SDG Global Festival of Action is the SDG global community’s annual meeting place, powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Government and partners from all sectors and regions. Its overall aim: find new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organisations to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Previous in-person editions brought together more than 10,000 SDG change-makers resulting in accelerated solutions, tools and networks coupled with renewed enthusiasm and ambition to achieve the Goals.
The 2020 Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19, but in 2021, the UN SDG Action Campaign will turn around the challenges posed by the pandemic. Building on the success of the virtual SDG Action Zone at the UN General Assembly in September, we will boost the reach, engagement and impact of this flagship initiative, designed by and for the SDG global community. We will leverage technology, digital opportunities and partnerships, and take the event forward in a virtual home. The Festival will bring together a range of partners and initiatives, including the SDG Action Awards Ceremony – shining a spotlight on the class of 2020, and a dedicated track of sessions will be curated by our Japanese partners – the SDG Global Festival of Action from Japan. This new feature will broaden geographic engagement and participation and test a new mode of partnership.