UN SDG Action Awards 2024

Deadline: 17th of June 2024 (23:59 EST)

One of the main activities of the UN SDG Action Campaign is the UN SDG Action Awards, which recognize and honors dedicated people and projects using creativity and innovation to move the world toward more sustainability, equity, and peace.

Even in the most difficult situations and locations, anyone can organize action and make a difference. The campaign aims to convey a message of hope and limitless potential while portraying heroes making a difference in the world.

A technical evaluation team and a high-level Panel of judges evaluate more than 5,000 nominations and applications from 190 countries annually. They choose finalists first, followed by winners. Rome, Italy will host the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony in October 2024.

Finalist Prize:

Finalists will receive the following:

  • UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony and Finalist Induction Programme participation: One representative from each finalist initiative will be invited to attend the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony and Finalist Induction Programme in Rome, Italy in October 2024. The one-day Induction Programme in Rome offers creative workshops, skills development sessions and networking prior to the inspiring UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony that subsequently unveils and celebrates the winners.  Flight and accommodation expenses will be covered by the UN SDG Action Campaign.
  • Global Recognition: Finalists and winners will receive international promotion and amplification through various UN platforms and beyond.
  • Customized Trophy: Winners and finalists will each receive a prestigious trophy.


  • Campaigns/Initiatives must demonstrate proven results accordingly with the 2024 Categories within the last three years (thus campaigns/initiatives in the planning/conceptualization phase are not eligible).
  • Initiatives led by United Nations entities and national governments will only be considered for honorable mentions.

Selection Criteria:

  • All finalists will be contacted by the UN SDG Action Campaign by September 2024.

Click here to apply

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