Voices of SDG16+:Stories of Global Action

Deadline: 15 May 2019
Open to: everyone
Benefits: fully sponsored to attend the event in NY


Voices of SDG16+: Stories of Global Action is a collaborative campaign to bring the work of civil society on SDG16+ to the 2019 HLPF. Individuals and partners from around the world will have the opportunity to submit short videos telling their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels.

The campaign intends to provide a unique and dynamic opportunity for an interactive dialogue between civil society partners working to take forward SDG16+ in their own national contexts around the world, and to showcase their stories – featuring both challenges and successes – and their concrete commitments to advancing SDG16+.

Stories will showcase examples of how SDG16+ is being implemented and is helping to positively impact people’s lives. This collection of stories will build towards efforts to showcase best practices from civil society around SDG16+ leading up to the SDGs Summit in September 2019. Stories will be featured on a dedicated web platform and be promoted widely via social media, as well as at the event and elsewhere during the 2019 HLPF.


Voices of SDG16+ is asking for submissions of short videos to tell your story. From small initiatives making a difference in your community, to a national awareness-raising campaign, to work at a global or regional level.


A selection of video submissions will be collated to feature during a full or half-day event at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Some individuals will be sponsored to attend the HLPF in person and share their work with the UN community and policymakers.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you must upload your video answering:

– how you have worked to achieve peace, justice, and inclusive institutions through action in your community;

– who is doing the work;

– the context you are working in and challenges you to face;

– what is being done to address these challenges and how SDG16+ has helped in overcoming these challenges;

– how this action can continue in the future.

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.