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Open Call: Global Week to Act for Sustainable Development Goals 2024

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Mark your calendars from 20 to 29 September for the Global Week #Act4SDGs, a worldwide initiative supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Held annually during the UN General Assembly’s high-level week in September, it showcases civil society’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda.

This year, another significant event is the Summit of the Future on 22-23 September 2024 in New York. This summit will address global challenges and strengthen international cooperation by reevaluating and reinforcing the multilateral system established by the UN Charter. Key outcomes include adopting the Pact for the Future for a more inclusive global governance framework and the Declaration on Future Generations to ensure their interests in decision-making.

Inspired by these documents, as part of our tradition, SDG LENS is dedicated to supporting local initiatives during the Global Week to Act4SDGs. We focus on uniting the wisdom and insights of all generations — from youth to seniors — to advance SDGs within our region.

To tackle the challenges ahead, we need more than awareness. Let’s embrace fresh perspectives, innovative solutions, and a renewed determination and collaboration between all generations for sustainable development. Every individual choice and action contributes to our collective journey toward a sustainable future!

We invite you for multigenerational action during the Global Week #Act4SDGs 2024!

Submit now your idea for an advocacy or mobilisation action for the Global Week to Act4SDGs. You can propose any format of action, so long as it: 

  • have clear aims aligned with the Global Week to Act4SDGs on any SDG
  • has an innovative approach to unite communities for action or push decision-makers for the SDGs
  • Engages different generations in the community you are targeting.

We will support a range of initiatives, including both localised events and online local, subnational, national, and international activities advocating for the SDGs. You will be supported by 5 initiatives with a microgrant of up to 500 EUR. The deadline for submitting your idea is July 28.

Who can participate?

Organisations and individual actors from all sectors of civil society from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine can apply for a microgrant and contribute to the Global Week to Act4SDGs.

How can you apply?

Submit your action, advocacy, or mobilization idea targeting different generations until July 28, 22:00 Minsk, Chisinau, Kyiv time / 23:00 Yerevan, Baku, Tbilisi time. 

The best ideas will be invited to the presentation on the 6th of August to select the finalists.

Learn more about the program before applying

We invite you to join our Intro Session on July 23, 11:00 CET, where you will get valuable insights about the Global Week to Act4SDGs. Learn about possible action formats and requirements and find out how to apply.

Timeline

July 23, 11:00 CET 

Intro Session: Summit of the Future and Global Week to Act4SDGs


July 28 

Deadline for application for on intergenerational action ideas


August 6, TBC

Pitches of selected projects to an international jury


August 8, TBC

Training for winners: Advocating for the SDGs


September 20 – 29

Global Week to Act4SDGs


Until October 15

Publication of project results


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