MOBILIZING 100 MILLION ACTIONS TO #TURNITAROUND FOR THE SDGs

The Global Week to #Act4SDGs (17-28 September) aims to drive collective action, mobilizing key stakeholders from all sectors to drive change while reminding world leaders that people around the world are doing their part to accelerate progress on the SDGs. Held during the high- level week of United Nations General Assembly, this year’s mobilization will also drive action around the Food Systems Summit, pre-COP in Milan, and keep up momentum in the lead up to COP 26 in Glasgow.

People around the world are joining in solidarity to show there is hope beyond the pandemic, and that we can turn it around for a healthy, just and green recovery, keeping the promise of the SDGs in this decisive decade counting down to 2030.

This year the week will feature a creative and open source individual action campaign, with strong social media and out of home manifestations capturing the imagination of new and younger audiences, many of whom are increasingly conscious of how they live, work, travel and consume. This year’s creative campaign will focus on putting the individual in the picture and driving home the message that there is hope beyond the pandemic and that we can all be part of the solution, inviting everyone to play their part in turning it around.

About the UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN

The UN SDG Action Campaign builds powerful networks of millions around the world through global campaigns, and special events. The Campaign also serves as a creative lab for advocacy, crowdsourced innovative and creative initiatives. Ultimately, our goal is to channel the power of people through growing SDG networks, to understand, commit to and act on the Goals. We aim to inspire, mobilize and connect people, networks and communities from every part of the world to act on the SDGs.

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.

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

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

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