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Apply Now: United Nations SDG Action Awards 2024 – Fully Funded Opportunity to Italy

Apply Now: United Nations SDG Action Awards 2024 – Fully Funded Opportunity to Italy

The 2024 UN SDG Action Awards are now accepting applications! This prestigious program, spearheaded by the UN SDG Action Campaign, honors trailblazing initiatives and individuals harnessing creativity and innovation to foster a sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world.

About the UN SDG Action Awards

Every year, the UN SDG Action Awards highlight the efforts of global heroes who inspire hope and demonstrate the infinite possibilities of positive change, even in the most challenging environments. As Marina Ponti, Global Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign, eloquently stated at the C7 Summit, “We all have a role in shaping a world that works—where justice and rights prevail for people and planet. Our imagination has great power. What we can imagine, we can create together.”

Award Selection Process

A high-level panel of judges and a technical review team meticulously evaluate over 5,000 applications from 190 countries. They select the most impactful Finalists, who are then considered for the prestigious Awards.

Ceremony and Induction Programme

The 2024 UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony will be held in October in Rome, Italy. This inspiring event will feature notable SDG leaders and international artists, alongside a one-day Induction Programme. This programme includes workshops and networking opportunities designed to foster creativity and collaboration among the Finalists. Each Finalist is invited to attend in person, with travel and accommodation expenses covered. The ceremony will be broadcast via UN WebTV and Italy’s national broadcaster, Rai, ensuring global reach.

About the UN SDG Action Campaign

Hosted by the Executive Office of the UNDP and based in Bonn, Germany, the UN SDG Action Campaign is dedicated to accelerating action toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Campaign’s mandate to CONVENE, CAMPAIGN, and CATALYZE CHANGE inspires global advocacy and reimagines economies and societies to better serve people and the planet.

Award Categories

  1. Creativity Award: For campaigns using creativity to drive SDG action with measurable results. Examples include legal reforms inspired by “A White Dress Doesn’t Cover the Rape” and environmental legislation prompted by the “Fight Forever Chemicals Campaign.”
  2. Impact Award: For initiatives achieving significant, measurable impacts in various sectors. Notable examples are “The Masungi Story,” which halted deforestation in the Philippines, and Nigeria’s “Follow the Money” project, enhancing public spending accountability.
  3. Changemaker Award: Celebrating individuals leading movements for equality, justice, and human rights, like Srishti Bakshi, who walked 3,800 km across India to raise awareness about violence against women, and Nery Santaella, who supports Venezuelan migrants.

Finalist Benefits

  • Participation in the Ceremony and Induction Programme: Includes creative workshops, skills development sessions, and networking opportunities in Rome.
  • Global Recognition: Through various UN platforms and media.
  • Customized Trophy: For both winners and finalists.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Campaigns/initiatives must show proven results within the last three years.
  • Initiatives by United Nations entities and national governments will be considered only for honorable mentions.

Application Deadline and Notification

  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Notification: Finalists will be contacted by September 2024.

Click Here to Apply Now

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain international recognition for your impactful initiatives. Apply today and join the global community striving for a better future!