About ACT4SDGS

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Global Week to Act4SDGs

Each year millions of people across the world mobilize to take individual and collective action for people and the planet while world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly. The goal is to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the universal plan to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change

This September is a unique moment when the United Nations General Assembly will convene all world leaders for the first time since the pandemic began. They will mark five years since 193 countries endorsed the Goals, as well as the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

The 2020 Global Week to Act4SDGs, on September 18-26, is a joint call to action for everyone– leaders, citizens, organizations and institutions- to commit to make this a Turning Point for People and Planet and put the Goals at the heart of their recovery plans, to use the next ten years to deliver all the Sustainable Development Goals, together.

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The Global Week to Act4SDGs

The Global Week to #ACT4SDGs began in 2017, with a joint call to action from the UN SDG Action Campaign, Action for Sustainable Development and Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) to civil society organizations, institutions and people everywhere to take action for the goals. Since then each year in the lead up to the UN General Assembly and the anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN SDG Action Campaign joins forces with these and other convening partners for the broadest call to action to EVERYONE to get involved, to raise awareness, accountability and action for the Goals. Thousands of organizations in 180 countries and millions of people across the world have taken part.

The Global Week to #ACT4SDGs aims to mobilize and consolidate a global movement of people who stand behind the Goals, to take action and to demand world leaders accelerate progress and hold to their commitments to the 2030 Agenda. Every action counts: from public demonstrations, to online campaigns, to beach cleanups, museum exhibits and school art projects on sustainability topics.  People, organizations and communities everywhere join in actions to support the Sustainable Development Goals.