Events sit at the heart of UNGSII's strategy for recognizing and celebrating SDG progress and generating mass-awareness.
ACTIVITIES THAT UNITE US
Who ever said that sustainability can't be fun? Events are a fantastic way to bring people together to have fun and experience first hand what it feels like to be part of a community with shared, common interests. Music, sports, arts and sciences competitions, festivals, concerts and exhibitions are fantastic tools for promoting the SDG's, celebrating progress and bringing people together. Our Global SDG Cities Competition is the foundation upon which UNGSII's annual events program is built. The program kicks-off in 2019. Stay tuned here for more details.
ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR
25+5 SDG Cities Leadership Schedule
(Personal Invitation only)
November 9th 2019:
SDG Nr. 1 - 0 Poverty Concerts
Vatican, Lodz, Mendoza
December 2nd 2019:
January 6th - 8th 2020:
SDG Planning Meeting 2020 Brasov, Romania
January 21-24th 2020:
UNGSII SDG Lab, Davos, Switzerland
June 23rd - 27th 2020:
SDG Champions Conference, San Marino
September 10th - 12th 2020:
SDG Impact Investment Conference, Cambridge, UK
December 3rd – 6th 2020:
COP26 Celebrating SDG Achievers,
UPCOMING EVENTS Celebrating
December 3rd - 6th, 2019
SCR500 – 2019 Champions - Madrid
Spain's Inditex and Banco Bilbao 2 are among the top 3 of the largest 500 publicly listed corporations, both have demonstrated their commitment to the SDGs. At the SCR500 2019 Champions event UNGSII launched the insights into how the largest companies from all continents have accepted the SDGs and we will showcase their actions at the COP25: our report shows that close to 90% of all 500 companies are explaining their non-financials and their commitment to the 17 Global Goals. They have to demonstrate their legally binding duties to implement the SDGs and how they have spent their money in 2018 and what are their future plans.
September 25th - 27th 2020
World SDG Concerts, 25+5 Cities
17 live tribute Concerts, across 5 Global Continents, will be performed from Friday to Sunday. These concerts will foster better understanding of the SDGs and increase participation in the sustainability objectives. The concerts will also afford a forum to thank all the leaders who helped build this unique Global Compact. Our inaugural year's festivities will start September 25th 2020, which is the same day as all 193 Heads of States made the 17 SDGs the focus for their governments and citizens back in 2015. From Tokyo to San Francisco, in selected UN hubs, 25+5 SDG Cities and Indigenous communities, iconic stars from all continents will perform concerts to celebrate the courage and thought leadership of those who developed, championed, and signed the SDGs.The entertainment industry stars who have their own foundation are supporting the 17 SDGs and will celebrate the events on the Live Global Stage.
Senior Leaders from the UN, as well as the 193 heads of states (SDG signatory, active and former, Heads of States) will be invited to join one of the concerts to share with the world the SDG projects for their state. This global concert forum will advance the implementation vision of SDGs and support adoption. SDG acclaimed celebrities and public figures will highlight Best Practice cases, across industries and social groups, demonstrating SDG implementation. Later, during the UNGSII Global Goals Conference, the annual winner will be announced, voting will be decided by 150 million children who are participating in the UNGSII GCH School program (This includes the United Indigenous Nations Schools).
October 23rd-25th, 2020
WORLD UN DAY – Youth SDG Implementation and Vote
After listening to the heads of states during the SDG World Concerts Weekend from 25th-27the September, it is now the time for the youth, to take the torch and show on the weekend of the 24th October how the next generation is celebrating World UN Day and how they see their role for the SDG implementation and where their priorities are focused. In the 25+5 SDG Cities and 5 Indiginous Communities SDG Impact Weekends and Sports engagement activities will take place to listen and learn from each other as they vote to see which of the presented SDG projects they wish to see fast tracked for implementation. The heads of states will address the SDG World Concerts and showcase what projects have inspired the next generation. Voting can only be done by those who upload a picture of their own personal activities supporting the Global Goals for example planting trees, helping and supporting Senior Citizens at home or in a hospital by performing music in their community etc.
November 9th, 2020
SDG1 World Concerts – Nobody left behind – Vatican & 25+5 Cities
The last of the 3 events that celebrate SDG implementation will be hosted by Pope Francis. The SDG1 annual concert at the Vatican will support those who are currently left behind. Concerts will be followed by joint dinners to help inspire individuals to make a change. Supported by 25+5 SDG cities SDG1 Expert Martin Burt and his Stop Poverty foundation will be present at each of the concerts and will listen and learn. They will give active advice to those who want to tear down the wall dividing the rich and the poor on the day when 1989 the wall dividing East and West Europe came down. During these concerts the winners of the Youth vote from October 24th will be announced.
December 3rd - 6th, 2020
SCR500 – 2020 Champions - Glasgow
At at the beginning of COP26 UNGSII will provide insights from the SCR500 2020 Champions event on how the largest companies from all continents have started to implement the SDGs in 2020. During the conference the winners of the SDG fast-tracking projects for 2020 (chosen by the youth) will receive their awards and will get the opportunity to share best practice and knowledge.