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)

Inference of Policy Priorities for Sustainable Development: The Subnational Case of Mexico

Available in Español

This report is part of the series "Sustainable Development in Mexico: innovative solutions to strengthen evidence-based decision-making", which consists of three documents that are the result of the efforts of the UNDP office in Mexico in the framewo...

Developed by UNDP Mexico

Methodological guide for the elaboration of the "new generation" municipal development plan (PCD)

Available in Français

Methodological guide produced on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior, Local Communities and Regional Planning (MICLAT) of Algeria, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union within the framework of the Capacity Building P...

Developed by Global Shift Institute Ltd

Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Available in English

The World Youth Report: Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, examines the mutually supportive roles of the new agenda and current youth development efforts. T...

Developed by United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs

From Agenda to Action: the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Helsinki 2019

Available in English

This Voluntary Local Review describes how the Helsinki City Strategy connects with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and how the City promotes and monitors their implementation.

Developed by City of Helsinki

Legislate with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development approach

Available in Español

This publication contains eight specific recommendations addressed to the legislators of the Congress of the Union of Mexico, in order to strengthen their role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The recommendations are also aimed at prom...

Developed by UNDP Mexico

Agenda 2030 in my municipality

Available in English

This document aims to provide a comprehensive guidebook for practitioners for localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It offers a clear overview of what the SDGs are and how they can be implemented from the Municipalities to advance in t...

Developed by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Network Associations of Local...

Cartoon on the SDGs. Youth in action for sustainable growth

Available in English

An explanatory cartoon on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Developed by JADD Cameroon

The SDGs and the Jeneusse in Cameroon

Available in Français

Material and comics to explain the SDGs to young people in Cameroon

Developed by JAAD - Jeunes en action pour le dévelopement

ODD Toolbox

Available in Français

To make your colleagues, elected representatives, partners and the SDGs aware of the 2030 Agenda in your Actions, grab the Action Sheet that analyzes your Actions against the 17 SDGs. This sheet comes from an ODD toolkit. To download all the tools fr...

Developed by Ministère de l'Ecologie (MTES)

Parliament's Role in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: A Parliamentary Handbook

Available in English Português

Parliamentarians have an opportunity, and a constitutional responsibility, to play a significant role in supporting and monitoring implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda 2030 Declaration acknowledges the “essential rol...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Cor...

Recommendations to integrate the SDGs into local party manifestos

Available in English

In order to develop a coherent and structural policy for sustainable development, elected officials have to know the SDGs and use them when developing policy goals and actions. Therefore, VVSG has developed recommendations for (local) politicians. Th...

Developed by VVSG

SDGs in your municipality - 50 practical awareness raising examples

Available in English Deutsch

To create support for the SDGs, awareness raising is essential. We have to strenghten knowledge about the SDGs and make them more visible. Many Flemish local governments have already created fun, inspiring and effective ways to raise awareness amon...

Developed by VVSG (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities)

SDG Action Campaign Toolkit

Available in English

The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member States on advocacy and public engagement in the S...

Developed by UN SDG Action Campaign toolkit

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

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 Français

Euskadi is a territory 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 susta...

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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