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Ideas4Change for the SDGs Award

The adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, has marked a key milestone for the world.  It’s now time to take action  and to find concrete solutions that can help countries achieve their commitments under this ambitious plan. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is on the front line to give its contribution.

At the same time, there is a “startup revolution” going on, producing innovation with an impact on our day-to-day life, and changing the way we do business.

We, at UNECE, want to bring such powerful engine of transformation into our work for sustainable development and the green economy to improve people’s wellbeing.

The Startups’ Event

After the success of the 1st event, on 26 April 2017 UNECE will host the second startups’ event at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The event will show-case how innovative entrepreneurial talent can contribute to address today’s social and environmental challenges, through new groundbreaking ideas that can become successful business.

It will take place in the context of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (25 April) and Commission Session 2017 in Geneva (26-27 April) a high-level inter-governmental gathering, where delegates of 56 Member States, will commit to actions to advance the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda in the years to come.

Call for ideas

If you want to take part, send us your idea!

We are looking for innovative projects and new solutions for sustainable development in a wide range of fields directly related to our work and themes.

The Jury

The international jury is composed by highly-recognized experts coming from different backgrounds, including business, academia and policy making.

Contact Us

Please contact us at : ideas4change@unece.org