How can we, together, #Act4SDGs?

10 Key Messages from the #SDGglobalFest Opening Plenary

For the third year in a row, campaigners and advocates for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) gather at the SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn to celebrate and showcase action for the SDGs.

The Festival brings together leading experts, activists and practitioners from public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, civil society and more to explore how we can achieve the SDGs while leaving no one behind.

Opening Plenary of the SDG Global Festival of Action. (Photo: Alesse Nunes)

Ensuring the SDGs reach all people — including children, youth, elderly, indigenous peoples, refugees, people with disabilities, and so on — means engaging them as we make decisions about how we will meet the Goals.

Today, we opened the Festival by asking: How can we make the Global Goals everyone’s goals?

Here are 10 key messages on how to bring everyone on board for the SDGs:

“As we embark on this great collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. Recognizing that the dignity of the human person is fundamental, we wish to see the Goals and targets met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society.”— Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Towards the end of the Plenary, we were reminded that humanity matters, regardless of who we are. That’s why the advancement of the SDGs matters to each and every one of us.

Will you join us and #ACT4SDGs?


Organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, the SDG Global Festival of Action takes place at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany, from May 2 to 4, 2019. Follow @SDGaction and #SDGglobalFest for live updates of the Festival!