UNGSII (in cooperation with UN Habitat, UNSDSN, UNICEF, UN Academic Impact, WHO, and other SDG-related Excellence Partners) have shortlisted 25 leading cities and 5 indigenous communities to fasttrack the implementation of all SDGs. Improvements and Learnings will be shared once per year at the SDG Lab in Davos but as well at the UN Habitat Urban Forum and other events. The Front Runners will help develop criteria and metrics inspiring the other 9975 cities with more than 100.000 citizens. Read more
Leading Cities within the 25+5 that have also defined their first projects include Abu Dhabi/Masdar, Brasov, Mendoza, Sarajevo and Tunis. The cities exchange with the SDG Champions at the SDG Champions Conference every year.
After serving our 25+5 SDG cities with the weekly «Corona Perspectives» since March 2020 we offered at the World Urban Forum in Kattowitz, Poland concrete solutions how to ensure that citizens no longer have to face realities where they not only felt being left alone. Within the second half of 2022 the first SDG Health Hub will be set up in Brasov, Romania working on concrete and easy to implement solutions beyond Covid. UN-TV has recorded the UNGSII session of « Unicorns » help Mayors at the World Urban Forum
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25+5 SDG Cities
5 Participating Cities are selected from each of the following six categories:
* Medium - Approx. 500K pop.
* Large - Approx. 1 million pop.
* Mega - 5 million+ population
* Indigenous Communities
The SDG Cities Leadership Competition will feature several annually recurring events supported by an extensive global media distribution network.
The Celebration Program is designed to showcase amazing stories of initiatives, people, technologies, programs, organizations and measurable, realworld results that are responsible for progress being made toward the SDGs in each City.
Live televised events such as the Global Goals Concert Series, and the Global Goals Awards Show, in addition to weekly magazine programs and short-format highlight content distributed via social media, are all designed to draw global attention to innovations, progress and outstanding contributions to the SDG originating from each participating city, their companies, non-profits and citizens.
ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR
25+5 SDG Cities Leadership Schedule
(Personal Invitation only)
January 6th - 8th 2020:
SDG Planning Meeting 2020 Brasov, Romania
January 21-24th 2020:
UNGSII SDG Lab, Davos, Switzerland
September 9th - 12th 2020:
SDG Champions Conference, online