The Millennials Movement – TMM is a youth lead organization based in the Latin American and Caribbean that aims to engage citizens and stakeholders in the sustainable development process of their communities, promoting active citizenship and supporting their transition from public policies beneficiaries to change makers and social leaders that co-lead the development process of their communities within their decision makers. Through our innovative GLOCAL and molecular approaches we articulate local action with global and regional processes through medium term programs and initiatives that open spaces for citizens and social actors to learn, articulate with their peers, take action in their community and visualize their contributions towards the accomplishment of the SDG by 2030. Our actions, structure and organizational goals are aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The organization is currently the Co Organizing Partner for the LATAM region at the UN NGO Major Group and the UN Major Group of Children and Youth LAC Regional Caucus Coordinator.
As part of the organization activities to promote citizens diplomacy and engagement we deliver different initiatives in the LAC region such as: The Peruvian National Strategy to facilitate the UN My World 2015 survey promoted by the United Nations Millennium Campaign for the definition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reaching 38000 Peruvians, awarded with the My World Volunteerism Award 2014 in 2014; the 2030 Agenda Citizens Ambassadors Program that allows us to deliver actions in 16 countries of the LAC region with a network on 138 young lead organizations to engage people in the sensitization, implementation and reviewing process of the 2030 Agenda in their communities, the program reaches 15 000 people per year through its activities; our annual conference We The People that reunites government officials, private sector and civil society representatives, activists, UN officials and people in a dialogue for the sustainable development processes in the LAC region: and others. The organization also facilitates regional consultative processes to engage youths and people in the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda; as well as sensitizations campaigns to educate people about the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
Scouting is the world’s leading educational youth movement founded in 1907 and engaging 54 million young people, adult leaders and volunteers in 224 countries and territories to create a better world where individuals are self-fulfilled and play a constructive role in society. Scouting offers young people a unique non-formal education experience to foster individual and collective action to make a positive change in their communities. As a growing movement, Scouting is deeply embedded in local communities, responding to the diverse needs and aspirations of young people through transformative education, training, and learning opportunities.
Scouts have been active in our communities for over a century, but with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we let out a renewed commitment towards grassroots youth-led action for sustainable development through a Scouts for SDGs mobilization initiative. Launched in 2018, Scouts for SDGs is World Scouting’s commitment to make the largest youth-led contribution to the SDGs by mobilizing our 54 million members to complete 4 billion hours of community service for the Goals by 2030.
Impact Hub is a global network focused on building communities for impact at scale. With 100+ communities of 16,500 change-driven entrepreneurs in more than 55 countries across five continents, Impact Hub is one of the world’s largest communities and accelerators for positive change. We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks.
Accelerate2030 (A2030) is a global, multi-stakeholder program with the mission to scale internationally the impact of entrepreneurs working from developing countries towards achieving positive social and environmental change and contributing to the SDGs. It was co-initiated in 2016 by Impact Hub and UNDP, and has to-date been implemented in three cycles, in 24 developing and emerging economies across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, reaching 2 million people and more than 1600 entrepreneurs, and engaging around 50 partners globally. With more than 30 Impact Hubs joining the next 4th edition of the program, it is the network’s flagship initiative on entrepreneurial action towards the SDGs.
Since 2005 GCAP has mobilized hundreds of millions of people for poverty eradication and global justice. GCAP is a network of over 11,000 civil society organisations (CSOs) organized in 58 National Coalitions and in constituency groups. Since 25 September 2017, GCAP in cooperation with the UN SDG Action Campaign has initiated the Global Day of Action, which became the week of Action to demand the implementation of the SDGs. GCAP together with 21 civil society partners, organized the first global People’s Assembly in New York on 24-25 September 2019 in parallel with the UN SDG Summit to galvanize the marginalized voices. In September 2020 as part of the Global Week of Action GCAP organizes local and national level virtual People’s Assemblies in at least 25 countries to deliberate policy asks in a bottom-up process during the COVID-19 pandemic – to mobilise for debt relief, universal social protection, vaccine for all and other demands together with marginalized people.
Established in Jalisco, Mexico in 2014, MY World Mexico is an initiative inspired and supported by the UN SDG Action Campaign aimed to engage organizations and individuals in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs in Mexico.
The initiative seeks to encourage public ownership of the SDGs in the country through creative and innovativecommunications, campaigning and policy advocacy. The team has the support of over 20,000 volunteers and +300 organizations from across sectors working on SDGs throughout the country, and has impacted upon two million people. For over the last five years, every September MY World Mexico mobilizes hundreds of people in the Global Week to #Act4SDGs positioning our country as a leading participant in SDG action.
The Season of Creation is a time for Christians to renew their relationship with the Creator God and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, Christian believers join their sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. Following the leadership of Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I and the World Council of Churches, Christians worldwide have embraced the season as part of their annual calendar. Pope Francis made the Roman Catholic Church’s warm welcoming of the season official in 2015. The season starts 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
Global Goals Week is a shared commitment of partnership between civil society, business, academia and the UN system to push action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially during the UN General Assembly High-level Week. The Global Goals Week coalition comprises more than 100 different partners from around the world — all united under the common banner of raising SDG ambition during the UN General Assembly High-level Week and beyond. This multi-sectoral voice is a powerful tool in demanding no one is left behind in the sustainable development agenda. Global Goals Week coalition is aligned with and mobilizing alongside the Global Week of Action, to bring the respective coalitions together.
Let’s Do It World is an international organization that tackles the environmental challenges related to the global mismanaged solid waste problem, by mobilizing millions of positive-minded people to participate in coordinated local and global actions.
Let’s Do It World connects and empowers people and organizations to encourage positive change for smarter choices in design, production, consumption, and resource management. The member organizations and representatives are in more than 150 countries.
Let’s Do It World began in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together to clean up the entire country in just five hours. Today, Let’s Do It World coordinates World Cleanup Day – the largest single peacetime civic action in human history, aimed at raising awareness of the scale of the global mismanaged waste crisis threatening the environment and the lives of millions of people.
World Cleanup Day on 21 September 2019 united 21,2 million people across 180 countries and territories for the biggest waste collection day in human history. This year World Clean Up Day on 19 September will engage millions around the world in digital cleanup and individual cleanup actions! More information: www.worldcleanupday.org
The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development. It will also act as an umbrella for existing national sustainable development weeks in Germany and Austria. Due to COVID-19, the ESDW 2020 has been postponed with its core initiatives taking place 20 September – 26 September. The ESDW promotes the organization of bottom-up activities that support and have a thematic link to the SDGs. As such, the ESDW aims to raise awareness for the 2030 Agenda in Europe and calls upon local stakeholders to actively engage with sustainable development, in general, and the SDGs, in particular. ESDW has been a Week of Action partner since 2019.
Action for Sustainable Development is a global platform supporting civil society and citizen action for the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. With over 3,000 members around the world (80% in the global South), A4SD has been a key partner of the Global Week of Action since 2018 and aims to engage and amplify citizen action to support implementation and hold leaders to account for the promises they have made. A4SD works in partnership with many other civil society groups to push for greater ambition on the path to a more just and sustainable world, together they have developed shared demands for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will be providing a shared letter and a series of suggested actions for national and local groups to take action in their own countries.