Meet the 2020 SDG Action Award Finalists

Each year the UN SDG Action Campaign chooses a number of outstanding projects that inspire and help to transform the world into a better place. Here are this year's finalists.

It's time to come together to #TurnItAround

The SGD Action Campaign is an opportunity to elevate the most transformative and timely work. In 2021 SDG Global Festival of Action will be curated by some of the most relevant, impactful and bold proposals we've seen so far. Caryzma will report from the festival.

This years nominees in the three categories are:


El Avispero

El Avispero is a digital platform for agents of change to work together to build a more peaceful, active, diverse and sustainable country. The platform has activated more than 2 million citizens in Columbia, making voices that have been silenced for decades heard.

Stand to End Rape (STER) Initiative

The Stand to End Rape (STER) Initiative advocates against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. Sexual harassment within tertiary education institutions is one of the most prominent forms of sexual violence. Lecturers often abuse their powers to demand sex in exchange for admission and marks.

The Sustainable Development Festival

The Sustainable Development Festival is a unique experience that mobilizes millions of people in Italy across all sectors of society. In 2020, for the first time the festival became global as a result of collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The festival included over 800 initiatives and over 75 events in Italian embassies in over 30 countries and five continents. The call to action was #oradiagire ("It's time to act"), highlighting the importance of transforming promises into concrete action.