In the five years since the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were adopted in 2015, many governments, UN entities, international and regional organizations and stakeholders have gained in-depth knowledge and expertise and taken innovative steps towards implementing this ambitious global framework.
Many inspiring breakthroughs and success stories are showing results and impacts all over the world, and several good practices can be replicated and scaled up to address existing gaps and constraints. Bringing this global expertise to scale will be critical to support recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic and to accelerate progress towards the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs.
Second Open Call for SDG Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
The second open call for SDG good practices, success stories and lessons learned in the implementation of 2030 Agenda is closed on 14 March 2021. The purpose of this call is to highlight examples of good practices, including those that could be replicated or scaled-up by others across the globe.
The results of the Second Open Call will be published in late May 2021.
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First Open Call for SDG Good Practices (2018 – 2019)
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched a call for submissions of good practices, success stories and lessons learned by all stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and the results are made available in an online database of more than 500 good practices.
Read more about the SDG Good Practices and the First Open call here.
The outcomes of the first round of SDG Good Practices open call are available here.
You can also check the distribution of SDG Good Practices around the globe in this data visualization dashboard.
A digital publication "SDG Good Practices-A compilation of success stories and lessons learned in SDG implementation (First Edition)" is now available.
*Disclaimer: The SDG good practices online registry provides an opportunity to Member States, the UN system and other stakeholders to showcase SDG-related good practices and success stories. Kindly note that the views presented do not represent those of the United Nations and that the United Nations does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or outcomes provided by stakeholders to this platform. The United Nations reserves the right to review submissions and delete proposed SDG good practices at any given time if any content/input is perceived as not aligned with the United Nations Charter and/or the principles and purposes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Second Open Call for Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is closed on 14 March 2021.
All submissions will be reviewed by a UN Inter-Agency-Team and the results will be published online in late May 2021.
First open call
First Open Call for SDG Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in SDG Implementation (2018-2019)
n 2018, UN DESA launched an open call for good practices, success stories and lessons learned in SDG implementation.
More than 700 submissions were received from Governments, the United Nations system, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders around the world. The submissions were reviewed by a team of experts from around 20 United Nations entities. The outcome of the open call was made available in 2019 in the form of an online platform showcasing more than 500 SDG good practices, with clear evidence of results and impact.
Read more about the first open call.
A digital publication "SDG Good Practices-A compilation of success stories and lessons learned in SDG implementation (First Edition)" , which features 16 SDG Good Practices from across the globe in response to the first open call.
Second open call
Second Open Call: Towards the Decade of Action to Deliver the Sustainable Development Goals
SDG Good Practices, success stories and lessons learnED in the implementatIon of the 2030 Agenda
A second open call for SDG good practices, success stories, and lessons learned was conducted from 2 December 2020 to 14 March 2021. The purpose of this call is to highlight examples of good practices, including those that could be replicated or scaled-up by others across the globe.
A dedicated inter-agency team which comprised of experts from across the United Nations System will analyses each of the submissions and decide whether they will be approved to be identified as SDG Good Practices. Members of the Inter-Agency Team represent the following 24 United Nations Entities: CBD, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, FAO, IAEA, ILO, IMO, IOM, ITU, UNCTAD, UN DESA, UNDP, UNDRR, UNEP, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNODC, UNU, UNWOMEN, WTO.
Review criteria include: SDG-Specific; Results-focused; Inclusiveness; Accountability, Sustainability and Replicability. Please, check details about review criteria here.
Governments, UN entities, international and regional organizations, and stakeholders from all relevant sectors and regions can submit proposals. Submissions of good practices, e.g. policy, programme or project, should be directly related to the achievement of one or more of the seventeen. Submissions should show inspiring breakthroughs, lessons learned, and success stories related to the implementation and follow up of the Sustainable Development Goals at any level (global, regional, national and sub-national).
Registration is now closed. Submission can be made in English, French, and Spanish.
After the submissions and the analysis by the inter-agency task team, results will be made available online for easy access and broad dissemination. Where applicable, the submissions will serve as inputs to thematic preparations for sessions of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Submissions will be promoted by UNDESA/DSDG on a regular basis.
Submissions can be made through the online portal between 2 December 2020 and 14 March 2021.
Outcomes will be published by late May 2021.