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The Global Festival of Action

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 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.


Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018



Videos from UN WebTV


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Celebrating Launch of MY World 360° Project - SDG Studio,...

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Tauni Lanier, Dialogues - SDG Studio, Global Festival o...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Talks 1 & 2, Barcamp: Creatives for the SDGs - SDG-studio,...

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English 21 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Peace Boat and Ecoship - SDG-studio,...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Making Sustainable Development Goals Relevant - SDG-studio,...

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English 21 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Saving lives and enhancing education in...

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English 21 MAR 2018

UNICEF Launch of new VR - SDG-studio, Global Festival o...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Patricia Espinosa (UNFCCC), Dialogues - SDG-studio, Global...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Peter Obi, Dialogues - SDG Studio, Global Festival o...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Press Moment - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for...

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English 21 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Unlikely Collaborations SDG17 ...

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English 21 MAR 2018

From words to action: Why inclusivity matters for SDG...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Amina J Mohammed, Deupty Secretary-General of United...

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English 21 MAR 2018

The Power of Action: Create the Change you want to see,...

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English 21 MAR 2018

Meet the finalists: UN SDG Action Awards Programme, Global...

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English 22 MAR 2018

Block Chain, Dialogues - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Tammy Lynn Gilmore, Dialogues - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Bradnee Chambers, Dialogues - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Global Partnership Initiatives and Sustainable Development: The GPIs contribution to the SDGs, Plenary Sessions

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English 22 MAR 2018

Olivier Adam, Dialogues - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Japan’s SDGs Award - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Barcamp (May East): 5 Ways to Unleash the Power of SDGs - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Merili Vares): World Cleanup Day - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Gurusaravanan Manoharan) Power of Volunteering - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: How immersive technology can enhance education - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Promote Local Innovation - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Filling the hope Gap - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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SDG Action Talk: Become an agent of change - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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Barcamp (Constant Mbailassem): Loss of waters of Lake Chad - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Citizen as Designer, Expert & Innovator - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

The Power of the Collective: Leave No One Behind, Plenary Sessions, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, 21-23 March 2018, Bonn, Germany

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Pacific voices: Building resilience to climate change, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, 21-23 March 2018, Bonn, Germany

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SDG Action Talk: Transformation - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Launch: Canon Young People Programme - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 22 MAR 2018

Day 1 Wrap Up, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

A Global Day of Action - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Innovation - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Recognition of Achievements - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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Day 3 Wrap Up, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Peoples' partnerships for the planet: Glocal actions for the SDGs, Plenary Sessions

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English 23 MAR 2018

Hamzat Lawal, Dialogues - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Luca Bucken): Lighting the World - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Andre Damian): Co-living as a force for social change - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Erin Szulman): Highlights from Colorado - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Multi-stakeholders’ perspectives in achieving the SDGs through Climate Action, Plenary Sessions

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Barcamp (Friederike Römer): Civil Society as Drivers for Sustainable Cities - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Nekane Viota):The Basque Declaration - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

Barcamp (Olena Lazorenko): LPW National Level Advocacy - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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English 23 MAR 2018

SDG Action Talk: Concrete, measurable SDG commitments - SDG-studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018

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SDG Action Talk: Using humor & video to fight hate speech - SDG studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2018