Raising Awareness

What is it for?
Advocacy or raising awareness is the first step to start localizing the SDGs. The idea is to communicate to local office bearers the importance of the new agenda and apprise them of the critical role of their decisions in achieving the SDGs.

What do the tools help achieve?
Specifically lobby for governments’ and local actors’ attention at international, national, regional and local levels.

The Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit

Available in English Français Español

Recognizing the critical importance of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda on peaceful, just and inclusive societies and accountable institutions, this toolkit provides civil society and other nongovernmental stakeholders with guidance on how to engage with t...

Developed by The Transparency, Accountability and Participation Network (TAP Network)

Roadmap for Localizing the SDGs: Implementation and Monitoring at Subnational Level

Available in English Español

This roadmap aims to support local and regional governments and their associations to implement and monitor the SDGs and to influence national policy-making with a view to creating an enabling environment for action at local and regional level.

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); United Nati...

Mobile Application: The Sustainable Development Goals in Action

Available in English

The SDGs in Action app has been developed to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s to-do list to end poverty, reduce inequalities and tackle climate change. It is brought to you by the GSMA, which represents the interests of nearl...

Developed by United Nations (UN); GSMA

Mobile Application. The Sustainable Development Goals: What Local Governments Need to Know

Available in English

The Sustainable Development Goals: What Local Governments Need to Know app will help you discover how each one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is directly related to the daily work of local and regional governments. With the interactive forma...

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

En route to 2030: Implementation report on sustainable development in Wallonia

Available in Français

In order to meet Belgium's international commitments, Wallonia is committed to implementing the Program and monitoring progress in this area. The Action Plan for the 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development Strategy contains an action plan for draftin...

Developed by Gouvernement Wallon

Education for citizenship and international solidarity in highschool

Available in Français

This educational guide presents the detailed content of a teaching dedicated to education for citizenship and international solidarity initially proposed school Hilaire de Chardonnet in Chalon-sur-Saône (Burgundy, France). It is based on the national...

Developed by Bourgogne Coopération

E-learning Course: Business & the 2030 Agenda: Working Together Towards a Sustainable Future.

Available in English

The main objective of the SDG-Fund is to bring together UN agencies, national governments, academia, civil society and business to address the challenges of poverty. The Conference will be organized for UN delegates, UN staff, the private sector, int...

Developed by UNITAR

Local support for global challenges

Available in English

The publication offers an inventory of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets, outlining what local governments can do to achieve them. For cities, municipalities and public centres for social well-being (PCSW), as first-line...

Developed by Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG)

World's largest lesson - Introduce the Global Goals

Available in English

This is a website that offers resources for those who are planning an assembly or a lesson to introduce the Global Goals at school. You can choose a lesson plan, download the poster, explore the Goals booklet and show the children the films or the co...

Developed by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Following Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Initial Grant of the United Nations system in Brazil on the identification of national indicators r...

Available in Português

This publication has been prepared under the international definition ODS process as a subsidy to the Brazilian authorities.

Developed by UNCT Brazil

Roadmap for localizing SDGs in Asia Pacific

Available in English

The Roadmap for localizing SDGs is a tool for local governments to participate and strengthen their role in the achievement of the SDGs in Asia Pacific. This short document provides key figures, example of adaptation and the main steps to localize...

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific

People's Report Card

Available in English

The People’s Report Card is powered by the Social Progress Index, a robust and comprehensive measure of the real quality of life across the world. It reports on whether everyone has those essential qualities of life: to have your basic needs fulfille...

Developed by Social Progress Imperative, Global Citizen

Guide: Enterprise, contribute to Sustainable Development Goals!

Available in Français

Businesses are a key player in the implementation of the SDO. Without replacing the States, they can contribute to their scale and based on their heart of business, the success of this agenda in 2030 leading to the emergence of a more inclusive and s...

Developed by B&L éolution, Global Compact France, CNCDH, Association 4D

YouthXChange Biodiversity and Lifestyles Guidebook

Available in English

Developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity, this guidebook help...

Developed by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural O...

YouthXChange Green Skills and Lifestyles Guidebook

Available in English

Developed by UNEP and UNESCO, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), this Guidebook helps young people connect the talk about the green economy, green societies and green jobs to their lifestyles. It focuses on the skills...

Developed by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural O...

YouthXChange Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

Available in English

UNEP and UNESCO’s YouthXchange Guidebook on Climate Change and Lifestyles aims to answer the questions that young people aged from 15 to 24 may have, and to inspire them in their daily lives. It explores the interrelationship between climate change a...

Developed by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural O...

A new shared horizon: the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

Available in Español English

Euskadi is a country strongly committed to sustainable development, as evidenced, for example, by the Basque Environmental Strategy for Sustainable Development 2020, the broad expansion of the Local Agenda 21 or the Euskadi 2020 Strategy for sustain...

Developed by Basque Government- Gobierno Vasco- Eusko Jaurlaritza; UNESCO Etxea

Mobile Application: We App Heroes

Available in English Español Português

WeAppHeroes, is a new app designed to strengthen local volunteering and align this action with addressing the global SDGs within urban centres. The app platform creates a real-time call-to-action where users reach out for assistance and immediately...

Developed by Sunscious Limited; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Rio+ World Centre for Sustainable Dev...

SDG Compass: The guide for business action on the SDGs

Available in English Español

The objective of the guide is to support companies in aligning their strategies with the SDGs and in measuring and managing their contribution. The guide is developed with a focus on large multinational enterprises. Small and medium enterprises and o...

Developed by United Nations Global Compact; GRI; World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD);
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