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About the Festival

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is a ground-breaking event, positioned to gather and inspire SDGs campaigners and multi-stakeholder partners to scale up and broaden the global movement to take action for the SDGs.

Taking place in Bonn every year, the Festival provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG advocacy and SDG action.

It brings together leaders from governments, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, activists, young advocates, the creative industry and the private sector– to scale up the impact of their work and strategize joint actions, whilst motivating new organizations and individuals to join the movement and take action for the SDGs.

PROGRAM

The Festival adopts a crowdsourced approach to shape the most impactful program, designed BY the SDG Action community FOR the SDG Action Community.

In order to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive event for the international SDG community, the UN SDG Action Campaign are calling for sessions, innovations, films, artist contributions and will strive to recognize and celebrate some of the greatest SDG achievements through the UN SDG Action Awards!

Global Festival is co-designed, co-curated and co-owned be each and every Action Partner, whether hosting a session, running a workshop, showcasing a new project, sharing the latest creative endeavours, each active stakeholder in the event will become a much needed and much appreciated Action Partner of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development.

2019 FESTIVAL THEMES

Mobilization

Mobilization

Approaches, tools and effective models employed to mobilize individuals, organizations or networks to act for the SDGs

Storytelling

Storytelling

Capturing and communicating powerful human stories to demonstrate and share the importance, impact and interconnectedness of the SDGs to people’s lives through different mediums

Campaigning

Campaigning

Creating, developing or leading impactful communications campaigns (local/national/international) to raise awareness about the SDGs and/or people’s voices and role in SDG action

Visualization

Visualization

Harnessing data and applying visual approaches to transform complex concepts into digestible messages in order to tell powerful stories to convince decision-makers and the public of the importance of the SDGs

Connections

Connections

Innovative or impactful ways to engage multiple stakeholders or building networks to generate the transformational change needed to make the SDGs a reality

Inclusion

Inclusion

Leave No One Behind – Tangible and effective approaches to ensure that excluded groups become part of the SDG dialogue and decision making in their community or at international levels

Creativity

Creativity

Harnessing artistic expression to spur SDG action and awareness through creativity, empowering and connecting people

PARTNERSHIPS

Festival partners have the opportunity to make their mark as critical collaborators towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by curating, co-designing and supporting the direction and delivery of the event and furthering the conversations and
networks required to achieve the SDGs.