Campaigners, Storytellers, Mobilizers, Connectors, Campaigners, Visualizers, Includers, Creatives, these are the most transformative and impactful SDG initiatives of the year.
Every year, the UN SDG Action Awards, organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, celebrate individuals, civil society organizations, local governments, and changemakers who are taking transformative action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across a range of categories.
On May 2, we announced and awarded this year’s leading mobilizer, connector, campaigner, visualizer, includer, creative and storyteller, who together send a clear message to the world — that advocates are translating the Global Goals into local action, and are making an impact through innovation, dedication and collaboration.
Meet the #SDGAwards 2019 Winners
Safecity: Crowdmap for sexual violence — Mumbai, India
“There are millions of women and girls who experience sexual violence on a daily basis. They can’t be here but each one of you can make a difference.” — Elsa Marie D’Silva
Humans & Climate Change Stories — Lausanne, Switzerland
“As a journalist, we spent 5 weeks in privacy with the families and there is a very solid contract between the journalist and these families — they are in the front line of climate change,” — Samuel Turpin
Make Art / Stop AIDS: Youth — Zomba, Malawi
“The impact that this project has brought to the students has left a print in my heart. Art is a powerful language.” — Sharon Kalima
All of us should systematically embrace good tech, and collectively advance sustainability. — Andrés Rodriguez
A White Dress Doesn’t Cover the Rape #Undress522 — Beirut, Lebanon
“Dedicated to my country, my family, my team, to every women survivor of sexual assault. They can’t be here but each one of you can make a difference.” —Ghida Anani
Transforming Lives Make Senses for Everyone — United Kingdom
“I’d like to thank the 4.237 parathletes who went to the London 2012, who changed attitudes towards disabilities. Their amazing performance has inspired the world and its thanks to them that one million more persons with disabilities are in employment in the UK.” Craig Spence
Follow the Money — Abuja, Nigeria
“In 2018, we were able to track over 10 million dollars in Nigeria and reached directly 2 million lives. Mobilizing citizens, engaging governments, using data and telling stories brings change. Achieving the SDG’s is about connecting the dots.” Hamzat Lawal
People’s Choice Award:
“We go beyond our network and get to the grassroots and make them aware that they also contribute to the Global Goals.” — Jules Guiang
WFP Storytellers Project
United Nations World Food Programme Communications Team
Empowering Marginalized Young Women &Youth Through Volunteerism and Community Radio
A project by UN Volunteers and UN Women Community Radio Project Team
The People’s Seat Initiative
A project by UN Climate Change and the UN’s Department of Global Communications
The most important countdown of the year
An initiative by Newlink group, RTVE & High Commissioner 2030 Agenda
I am a force to be reckoned with!
A project by UNDP Nordic Office in Sweden
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