The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is designed as an inclusive convening opportunity for the international SDG community. Driven and hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign,  who lead the overall strategy and program of the Festival, we are looking for partners to help curate, co-design and support the direction and delivery of the event.

The 2030 Agenda not only requires a revolution in thinking and action, but also a paradigm shift in support, promotion and buy-in to the people and projects that will make the achievement of these critical goals possible! We want to recognize and celebrate the supporters and advocates of the global sustainable development movement by offering the opportunity to put your name and feed your insights into THE meeting place for the  Global SDG action community.

Festival partners not only have the opportunity make their mark as a collaborator in this agenda through high-level visibility at the event but also as co-designers, co-curators and committed actors to furthering the conversations required to achieve the SDGs.

With over 1500 diverse participants from around the world expected to join us at the event –  representing civil society, government, youth, the private sector, activists, artists, cities and more – this is a prime opportunity to tap into their potential to advance the SDGs!

International exposure: Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018 – In Numbers

  • Over 50 interactive sessions featured
  • Over 250 speakers
  • Over 1,500 participants
  • More than 30,000 people watched the livestream from 158 countries
  • Over 30 innovations and exhibitions showcased
  • 20 SDG films screened
  • Over 50 talks, dialogues, barcamps and unique sessions on the SDG Studio
  • Over 66 million social media impressions

Action partners

The Festival adopts a crowd-sourced approach to shape the most impactful programme, designed BY the SDG Action community FOR the SDG Action Community.

The 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.

Supporting partners

Supporting Partners provide valuable financial or in-kind contributions as agreed with the host to support the development of an inclusive opportunity for all. This may be through contributions to a travel fund for participants from the Global South or other support that helps strengthen engagement with hard to reach groups.

Media partners

Media partners take on public outreach for the Festival to reach diverse audiences and bring the best SDG stories to people everywhere.

UN SDG Action Awards sponsors

UN SDG Action Awards sponsors contribute financially to support the development of the awards materials, the awards ceremony and to support travel for finalists to attend the Festival.

Contact us to Join

We’ve given ourselves a 15-year deadline to achieve the SDGs and it’s going to take all of us, working together, to get the job done. We have 11 years left!

Please do join us in Bonn. We have a huge task ahead of us, but the results will be ground-breaking!  

Partners will be added to the consortium on an ongoing basis.

Please contact the organizing team if you are interested to join the Festival as a partner or with any innovative and contributing element you would like to propose.