Report on the 2020 Voices of SDG 16+: Stories for Global Action
Building on the resounding success of the 2019 Voices of SDG16+ campaign, the 2020 Voices of SDG16+ Campaign asked individuals and partners around the world to share short videos showcasing how they are contributing to advancing SDG16+, particularly in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Local civil society actors from around the world have shared their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
After reviewing submissions from around the world, the most compelling five videos were selected and shared widely in the lead-up and during the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The successful videos showcased concrete examples of how SDG16+ is being implemented and is helping to positively impact people’s lives, as well as highlighting why participants feel that SDG16+ is important, despite the challenges represented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The five finalist storytellers were invited to share their stories during this dedicated 2020 HLPF side-event. The interactive, virtual event also featured updates and reflections from the winners of last year’s campaign.