Explaining the SDG Good Practices, 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.
In 2021, building on the success of the first open call, held in 2018-2019, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) launched a second open call for SDG Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned by governments, the UN system entities and other stakeholders.
More than 700 submissions were received and reviewed by an inter-agency team of UN experts and over 460 have been made publicly available in a dedicated online platform.
This publication has been curated to highlight a sample of selected initiatives from different stakeholders featured in the second open call for SDG Good Practices. The 21 SDG Good Practices contained in the publication shared their lessons learned and identified practices that can inspire and be replicated worldwide.
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. Through this publication, global readers from all sectors could find out how different stakeholders are building partnerships and finding innovative solutions to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.