Get involved Vol 23, No. 08 - August 2019

Raise your ambition, register your SDG Acceleration Action

Is your government planning new initiatives that will impact implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals? Can your business commit to going carbon-neutral by 2025? Will your organization pledge to achieve gender parity in the workplace? Can future generations count on your city to invest more money in sustainable infrastructure?

The world needs every stakeholder to raise their hands to raise their ambition for the SDGs. UN DESA is collecting these actions in a new SDG Acceleration Action registry ahead of September’s SDG Summit, which aims to ramp up international commitments to the 2030 Agenda.

Anyone can submit an SDG Acceleration Action—a national, regional or local government, business, civil society organization, a philanthropic foundation, a university, school or community group—as long as you back up your words with action on the ground.

The inclusive, searchable platform provides a space for all stakeholders to register commitments that, among other things, can reflect a new policy or programme, new investments or an increase in support for specific SDGs and/or groups. They could build on existing efforts, for instance, scaling up a successful initiative or pushing it into a new growth phase, and include the means of implementation such as finance, technology or capacity-building.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Come up with a way to accelerate one or several SDGs and make a plan to implement it.
  2. Visit the SDG Acceleration Action website.
  3. Fill out the online form with as much detail as possible.
  4. Submit your entry.
  5. Keep monitoring the SDG Summit website for updates on the SDG Acceleration Actions. UN DESA will be reviewing all submissions and publishing them in the lead up to the Summit.
  6. Change the world!

Overall, SDG Acceleration Actions should facilitate and accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, reflecting the interlinkages between goals.

For more information, or to register your SDG Acceleration Action, visit: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsummit#acceleration-actions

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