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
(Personal Invitation only)
May 19th-24th 2022
SDG Lab Davos, Switzerland
June 26th-30th 2022
World Urban Forum, UN Habitat UNGSII «Unicorns» meet majors, Katowice, Poland
September 5th - 7th 2022
Green Cities Conference, Brasov, Romania
September 23rd-25th 2022
World SDG Concerts – Multiple Cities – Starting in Kronberg, Germany
October 20th-24th 2022
SDG Impact Week, Selected 25+5 Cities
December 1st-3rd 2022
SDG Champions Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
January 19th-24th 2023
SDG Lab Davos, Switzerland
UPCOMING EVENTS Celebrating
October 23rd-25th, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
SCR500 – 2021 Champions, Abu Dhabi
UNGSII will provide insights from the SCR500 2021 Champions event on how the largest companies from all continents have started to implement the SDGs in 2021. During the conference the winners of the SDG fast-tracking projects for 2021 (chosen by the youth) will receive their awards and will get the opportunity to share best practice and knowledge.