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Global Festival Of Action For Sustainable Development

March 21 - March 23

Global Festival Of Action For Sustainable Development

The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is the world’s most inspiring SDG event to celebrate, empower, and connect the global community driving Action for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Organised by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Federal Foreign Office, the Festival brings together the global community taking action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. It will recognize and celebrate the innovators, conveners and breakthrough actors who are transforming lives and generating practical solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems.

Taking place in Bonn, Germany each year, the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation and connect organizations and individuals from different sectors and regions to exchange, build partnerships, and make the impact of their solutions scale.

The program

A diverse and jam-packed program of thematic sessions for Festival-goers, spanning the three days of the event. Sessions are grouped around the 2018 core Festival themes: innovation approaches, citizen engagement, communicating the SDGs, mobilising action and multi-stakeholder engagement.

High-level panels in the main plenary, short, snappy talks in the SDG Studio, hands-on skill-sharing workshops, deep-dive immersive sessions, interactive experiences, the first ever SDG Action Awards ceremony, and much more.

The speakers

The festival connects an inspiring mix of business leaders, activists, UN representatives, academia, governments, innovators, global organisations, and the media from across the globe to share their insight and experience in a truly phenomenal and hands-on atmosphere.

Leading thinkers and doers who are breaking down barriers and working on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.


Bonn, Germany
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