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UN SDG Global Festival of Action, postponed

Press Release

Bonn, 09 March 2020 – In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the UN SDG Action Campaign has decided today to postpone the SDG Global Festival of Action, which was scheduled to take place at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany, from 1 to 3 April 2020.

The decision has been taken after a round of consultations with the German Federal Government, local authorities in Bonn and other key stakeholders, and is based on the UN SDG Action Campaign’s commitment to the safety and well-being of SDG partners globally and in Bonn.

The Festival is one of the most inspiring annual events raising the visibility and impact of SDG actions from across the globe. It is designed by and for the SDG Action community. According to Marina Ponti, Director of the SDG Action Campaign, “this has been a difficult decision to make. The recognition of the tremendous effort, time and energy invested in the Festival by all our session hosts, speakers, participants and partners made the decision even harder.”

The UN SDG Action Campaign is exploring new dates and will announce them as soon as possible.

About the UN SDG Action Campaign

The UN Secretary-General established the UN SDG Action Campaign to convene people from every part of the world to push for the SDGs—and hold decision-makers to account for progress. It mobilizes individuals and organizations to join the global movement for the SDGs. It inspires them to dream up new ideas and take bold actions. And it connects people to the corridors of decision-making where they can influence the plans, policies, investments and political commitments that will keep the promises made.

More information as well as answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the festival website: https://globalfestivalofaction.org/covid-19/

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Requests and inquiries should be directed to:
Marta Rojas Sevillano, Communications and Creative Lead, UN SDG Action Campaign
marta.rojas@undp.org / T: + 49 (0) 176 830 58100 / S: marta.rojass

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