SDGs in
Action @ WGS

In 2016 the World Government Summit launched the SDG's in Action @ WGS platform, focused on the implementation of the world's 17 adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted in partnership with the United Nations, the World Bank, and the OECD, amongst other local and international partners, the initiative is aimed at addressing the various hurdles faced by countries working towards the SDG goals and capturing possible solutions.



A virtual event that will address the role of government in actioning the SDGs, realizing the human potential for all, and building the infrastructure we need to achieve the 2030 agenda.


The dialogue focused on fostering partnerships and cooperation among the council members in their respective fields to support the implementation of the goals of the SDGs Global Councils.


Group discussions addressed the value of partnerships in supporting innovation for the future of the SDGs.


Cluster discussions captured the role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs, and explored STI driven solutions to accelerate the implementation of the goals.


The dialogue focused on the role of monitoring, reporting and financing in implementing the SDGs.



Outcomes from World Government Summit SDG in Action discussions have
evolved over the years, reaching several United Nations forums.


A virtual event to celebrate the end of the term for the Global Councils on SDGs 2018-2020, and announce the open nomination for the new term 2020-2022 on the 9th of December 2020.


The upcoming program will feature a combination of plenary sessions, alongside breakout sessions for each of the Global Councils.


To highlight the importance of 'Partnerships for the Goals', the 2018 SDGs in Action event focused on partnerships ...


Technological solutions will play a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with implementation ...


The fourth edition of the World Government Summit welcomed the inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as one of its main themes...

SDGs Global Councils

Launched at WGS 2018, the SDG’s Global Councils is a unique interdisciplinary network of decision-makers from governments, international organizations, academia, and the private sector coming together to share innovative practices and discuss possible creative implementations for the SDGs, at national and global levels. Each Council is chaired by a high-level representative from the government or an international organization.

In their strive to implement innovative solutions, and integrate their findings into the United Nations and other global fora on SDGs, the Councils are obliged to create new partnerships between countries and organizations. The Council Chairs operate over a two-year term, where the first year focuses on concept and plan development, and the second year focuses on the implementation of ideas. Each Chair acts as a champion for the Council and communicates the Council's discussions and outcomes across a range of international fora, particularly at the annual World Government Summit.



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. To read more about the Sustainable Development Goals, please click below


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