The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is the world’s annual event to celebrate, empower, and connect the global community driving Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, organized by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign.
The Festival 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.
Taking place in Bonn each year, the Festival will bring together a wide array of organizations and individuals – spanning multiple sectors and regions – to build synergies amongst different constituencies, increase mutual understanding, and approach problems and solutions from multiple angles. 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 world’s challenges.
The festival connects an inspiring mix of business leaders, activists, UN representatives, academia, governments, innovators, global organizations, and the media from across the globe to share their insight and experience in a dynamic and hands-on atmosphere. Leading thinkers and doers who are breaking down barriers and working on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development delivers a multitude of formats also present at its predecessor, the Global Festival of Ideas, but this time with a stronger focus on action and partnership building to implement the SDGs.
This year’s main program revolves around five main key themes: innovative approaches, citizen engagement, communicating the SDGs, mobilising action, and multi-stakeholder engagement.
Various immersive festival experiences including a virtual reality zone, workshops, demo sessions and a groundbreaking film selection round up the program. Adding up to the regular sessions, the SDG Studio presents short and snappy talks, cross-generational interviews and discussions throughout the course of the Festival.