SDG Acceleration Actions are initiatives voluntarily undertaken to accelerate the SDG implementation by national governments and any other non-state actors - individually or in partnership. Any new action or action that builds on existing efforts (scaling up, new phase, etc.) could be considered as an SDG Acceleration Action. Examples include: announcement of a new or enhanced policy, programme, or project—or financing of a project—related to the achievement of one or more of the 17 SDGs or addressing the interlinked nature of the 2030 Agenda.
The Political Declaration of the 2019 SDG Summit stresses the urgent need for concerted, accelerated action by all stakeholders at all levels to achieve the 2030 Agenda. In the lead up to the SDG Summit, UN DESA set up an online platform (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgactions) to capture new and ambitious SDG Acceleration Actions. Moving ahead on the Decade of Action (click here for more information) for SDG implementation by 2030 called by the Secretary-General, this platform will continue to mobilize ambitious actions and track their progress.
To be selected as SDG Acceleration Action, the planned initiative or effort should meet the below criteria at a minimum:
Check the latest two-pager information brief which contains the information on the demographic breakdowns of published actions and featured initiatives.
Registered actions will be highlighted at the High-level Political forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) and other key global meetings, including the annual ECOSOC Partnership Forum, and through UN DESA’s Acceleration Action platform and social media channels.
Registration is open online. Submissions will be reviewed by DESA in accordance with a set of criteria discussed above.