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17-28 September

The Global Week to #Act4SDGs has grown from strength to strength since it launched in 2017. Our mobilization ambition for 2021 is to inspire at least 100 million people to take individual and collective SDG action – from 56 million in 2020 – with an overall target of mobilizing 1 billion actions by 2030.

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A new kind of music activation, created by the UN SDG Action Campaign and the Music Innovation Hub, will take place live from Milan on 17 July 2021 from 18:30-20:30 CET, featuring local artists Margherita Vicario, Populous and Epoque.

Musicians, performing artists and local and international activists will join to address climate injustice, inequality, and to call for a sustainable food system for all. With a limited on-site audience, the event, seen as a major kick-off activation in the lead up to the Global Week to #Act4SDGs (17-28 September), will be available on UN WebTV and UN YouTube.

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We want to ensure the world recovers from COVID-19 in a green, sustainable, and just way, ​with greater equity, access to health care and education, while addressing poverty ​and inequality, climate change, and gender equality. ​

Our goal is to hold people accountable and register 1 billion actions to accelerate implementation of the SDGs from individuals and organizations by 2030. We must seize this moment to keep the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals, and #TurnItAround for people and the planet.

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HOW WILL YOU
TAKE ACTION?

COMMUNICATE

RAISE AWARENESS OF SDG ISSUES AND GET INFORMED

Actions: Host a Turning Point Dialogue, share key facts, host educational webinars, teach SDG lessons in schools and get creative through arts & culture

ADVOCATE

RAISE YOUR VOICE AND HOLD LEADERS TO ACCOUNT

Actions: Start a letter writing campaign, demonstrate (if you can do so safely), sign petitions, join campaigns by local NGOs and use social media to raise awareness

ACTIVATE

ORGANIZE AN (ONLINE) EVENT AND MOBILIZE YOUR COMMUNITY TO TAKE DIRECT ACTION FOR THE GOALS

Actions: Organise a beach or park clean up, tree planting drive, volunteer at your local food bank or take part in community climate actions

Join the #ACT4SDGs
global movement

Social media posting: The National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan

Founded in only 2020, The National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan has already made significant contributions to achieving the #SDGs. 🙌 As part of the Global Week to #Act4SDGs, @nasdpakistan has launched a Tree Planting Drive across the cities of Islamabad, Mardan, and Rahimyar Khan. 🌳 Over 500 trees will be planted in areas facing deforestation. Thank you for your incredible impact! #TurnItAround #GlobalGoals #ClimateChange #LifeOnLand

Website: https://nasdpakistan.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nasdpakistan/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NASDPakistan

Sustainable Urban Planting Initiatives in Brasilia, Brazil

Comunitarius is a volunteer group of researchers, students and local leaders in Brasilia, Brazil who aim to positively transform cities and improve food security by introducing sustainable urban planting initiatives. The volunteers first identify locations where community members are affected by hunger and poverty. They then host campaigns to obtain donations of seedlings, organic manure, land and basic equipment. In the project’s final stage, volunteers mobilise community members to plant, grow and cultivate their own food. Along with this project empowering community members, it also increasing green spaces in urban areas.

Explore their action here: https://sdgactionawards.org/initiative/1166

Let’s Do it! World

#LetsDoItWorld began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. 🇪🇪  World Clean Up Day celebrated the Global Week to #Act4SDGs through its World Cleanup Day campaign – the largest single peacetime civic action in human history. In 2020, they encouraged people to Clean up with a small group of friends or family or participate digitally by deleting digital waste from their electronic devices.📱  For more information, visit digital.worldcleanupday.org.

Website: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2020/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldcleanupday.ldiw/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldcleanupday

Eradicating Preventing and Avoidable Blindness

Eye Care for All’s mission is to ensure that all individuals have access essential eye care. To remove cataracts and thereby eradicate preventable and avoidable blindness, this organisation offers free eyesight restoration surgery to the elderly, orphans, individuals with disabilities, prisoners and refugees in the Gambia.