Apr 2019

Voices of SDG16+ : stories for global action

Are you working to build peaceful and inclusive societies? Do you support local-level work to improve access to justice? Have you been working to promote women’s political participation?

The United Nations committed to achieving peaceful, just, and inclusive societies through Sustainable Development Goal 16+, which is part of the 2030 Agenda’s call to achieve peace and sustainable development in every country around the world. To achieve this, we all have an important part to play.

We have joined together with Peace Direct, Saferworld, CSPPS, GPPAC, IPI, Life & Peace Institute, Namati, Pax Christi International, and the TAP Network to launch a new campaign to showcase the best examples of work on SDG16+ around the world.

This campaign is asking people to submit a short video to explain how they are using SDG16+ or working on issues related to SDG16+. It might be small initiatives making a difference in a community, or a national awareness-raising campaign, or work at a global or regional level.

No matter how small our actions may seem to us, when we put them together, these stories can have great power. We want to hear how you are taking part in the global movement working to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

The best videos will be showcased at the UN High-Level Political Forum in New York this July. Individuals who submit the top videos will be sponsored to go to New York for the event. There is no need to hire a professional to make the video - you can shoot it on a smartphone – the more authentic the better!

To submit a video, please visit this page: https://voicesofsdg16plus.org/

Submission deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019 by 6:00pm EST.

Videos received after the deadline are eligible to be showcased but will not be considered for subsidised participation in the event.