Thank you for making the Festival possible!

We would like to thank every single person and organization that made the success of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development possible! A huge thanks to all our partners, speakers, exhibitors and supporters for their time, effort and support – together we have this important moment firmly embedded in the calendar of all […]

#SDGglobalFest: 6 Messages from Young Leaders Driving SDG Action

“Young people are the leaders of tomorrow” is a cliche that is so often used, yet so disconnected with the real world. What’s actually happening around the globe is that young people are no longer just sitting and waiting to be leaders. They are already driving change for the better, today, or as Aya Chebbi, […]

Winners of the first United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Awards announced

The Awards Ceremony honored winners in seven categories during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany, highlighting transformative action for the SDGs around the world March 21, 2018 (Bonn) – The winners of the first United Nations SDG Action Awards have been announced this Wednesday by the UN SDG Action Campaign, demonstrating […]

#SDGglobalFest: 10 Best Moments of the Opening Plenary

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development just kicked off today at the World Conference Centre Bonn – and it’s not the usual (boring) kind of conference you’d expect. In the words of Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Director of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Festival is “colourful” and “unconventional” which is “exactly […]

Bonn transport strike tomorrow but here are alternatives!

Please note – we have been informed that due to a strike there will be very limited public transport in Cologne and Bonn on Wednesday 21st and possibly also Thursday 22nd March. The operators KVB and SWB will have a strike from 3 am in the morning until Thursday morning. There will be no buses […]

Join the Festival via live-stream

If you’re not able to attend this year, no worries! You can still get inspired by our incredible speakers and participants. All plenary sessions and contributions to the SDG Studio will be live streamed by UN Web TV. The live-stream will also be available on this website. Follow the hashtag #SDGglobalFest and our accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live material and behind-the-scenes […]

Finalists announced for first-ever United Nations SDG Action Awards

Bonn, Germany, 22 March  – The finalists of the first-ever United Nations SDG Action Awards have been announced today, in recognition of the most outstanding efforts to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For a complete list of finalists go to Organized by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, the Awards acknowledge initiatives in seven categories: […]

Download the Festival app

Please remember to download the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development event app before you travel to Bonn! The app will act as your passport to the event and allow you to connect and chat with other attendees, schedule 1-2-1 meetings, see the venue map, browse the list of speakers, see the full program, […]

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