SDG Summit in New York
On the occasion of the UN General Assembly with SDG days, UNIDO Director General Dr. Gerd Müller in New York supported the cooperation with the Senate of Economy at the German SDG Award.
WHAT ARE THE SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs are integrated - they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. Countries have committed to prioritize progress for those who are furthest behind. The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger and discrimination against women and girls and reduce inequality. The SDG Award, established by the Senate of Economy Germany and UNIDO, will contribute to raise the awareness and visibility of the Sustainable Development Goals.
VISIBILITY AND SIGNIFICANCE,
FOR THE SDGs AND EVERYONE
WHO's VESTED IN
WHAT IS THE GERMAN SDG AWARD?
The German SDG Award honors pioneers who make an exemplary contribution to achieve the SDG framework and highlights their exemplary and impactful projects and activities to a broader public and wider audience. In addition of honoring pionineers and role models, the key focus will be on the integration of the Sustainable Development Doals across society and economy. The German SDG Award 2023 is aimed at pioneers who are primarily active in Germany or operate from Germany.
The German SDG Award 2023 is awarded in three categories:
WHAT IS THE UNIDO INNOVATION AWARD?
The UNIDO Innovation Award will be presented for the first time. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), represented by its Director General Dr. Gerd Müller, will honor applicants with the UNIDO Innovation Award. The UNIDO Innovation Award is aimed at companies and cities in Germany and abroad which are internationally active. Applicants who demonstrate a significant contribution to sustainable industrial development and generate a global impact and international synergies will be honored with the UNIDO Innovation Award.
The UNIDO Innovation Award is awarded in two categories:
At the midpoint of Agenda 2030, the achievement of the SDGs is at risk due to a slowdown in progress caused by the climate crisis, economic fluctuations, ongoing conflicts and the repercussions and effects of the pandemic. There has never been a greater need for action to improve the satisfaction of elementary basic needs as well as climate and environmental protection on an equal level. With the initiative of the German SDG Award and the UNIDO Innovation Award, we will highlight ideas and solution-oriented impulses and projects in order to tackle and successfully implement common challenges together.