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An explosive start to an unconventional event: the Global Festival of Action is live!

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The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development has kicked off today in Bonn, Germany, to the sound of beatboxing and bold calls for change, action, and inclusion to achieve the SDGs. Check out the wrap up video!
Following the Opening Plenary, Festival-goers created a network with the SDG colors to celebrate action for sustainable development happening everywhere, engaging everyone. Keep reading for an overview of the most exciting moments!

The second edition of the festival has grown not only in size but also in representation and inclusiveness. More than 1,000 participants attended the Festival today, including civil society, the private sector, academia, activists, youth groups, the media and international organizations. 

"The movement for the Global Goals is growing and it is lead by people like you. This incredible network is getting bigger and bigger by the day" Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General urged Festival participants to keep pushing SDG Action.
Video Message from UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J Mohammed
Here are the best moments at the opening plenary for you to get a taste of the Festival: 
The #SDGStudio featured lightning talks, elevator pitches and special launches engaging participants in constructive conversations for the achievement of the SDGs.

... and the winners of the first United Nations SDG Action Awards were announced!


during a super exciting ceremony filled with powerful speeches, emotional moments and a lot of joy! Check it out
See all the photos from the Awards Ceremony
See all photos of the Festival

Let's keep the spirit going!

Follow the livestream at http://webtv.un.org & stay connected with #SDGglobalFest
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