UN Sustainable Development Goals Action Awards

Deadline: 30 January 2019
Open to: any individual,civil society organization,privat sector leader and network from across the globe
Benefits: 7 awards will be handed out


The UN SDG Action Awards will recognize individuals, civil society organizations, subnational governments, foundations, networks, or private sector leaders from across the globe for the most innovative, impactful and transformative initiatives building a global movement of action for the SDGs.

Covering seven categories, and a People’s Choice Award, the UN SDG Action Awards aim to identify the top SDG advocacy changemakers in every corner of the earthMobilizers, Storytellers, Campaigners, Connectors, Visualizers, Includers, Creatives.

The winners are announced at a special Awards Ceremony held at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany (2-4 May 2019), and their initiatives and projects are highlighted throughout the year as an inspiration and role model to the growing global community of SDG leaders, decision-makers and influencers.

The UN SDG Action Awards are organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, a special inter-agency initiative of the UN Secretary-General mandated to scale up, broaden and sustain the global movement of action for the SDGs.


Any individual, civil society organization, private sector leader and network from across the globe is eligible to apply.


  • Shortlisted finalists will be invited to join and feature their work at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development;
  • Winners will be recognized at a special UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony held at the Festival on the evening of 2 May;
  • Winners will be recognized as SDG Action Partners and their work featured throughout the year to raise their visibility and share their stories and inspiring work with the SDG community.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please click here.

For further information, please visit the official website.