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The SDG Global Festival of Action is Finally Here

The SDG Global Festival of Action is a ground-breaking event powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office and partners. 

The Festival’s overall aim is 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 from 2nd - 4th of May, 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. 

Throughout the next two years campaigning, evidence-based advocacy, and coalition building will be critical to keep the momentum on world leaders’ commitment to the SDGs and on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Within the overall aim to mobilize, inspire and connect key stakeholders to further SDG action, the 2019 Festival will be curated around the following 7 interconnected themes: Mobilization, Storytelling, Campaigning, Visualization, Connection, Inclusion and Creativity

These themes which will underpin the substantive content throughout the event, align with the categories of the SDG Action Awards Programme. The Awards will run in tandem with the Festival and aim to celebrate and recognize change-makers from across the globe. Award winners will be announced at the SDG Action Awards Ceremony on the first evening of the Festival, and will have the opportunity to lead sessions as part of the Festival programme. 

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