City of Ghent as SDG Voice
The City of Ghent became one of the ambassadors to help announce the SDGs in Belgium.
Following the example of the UN ambassadorship for the SDGs of Shakira and Queen Mathilde, Minister Marie-Christine Marghem appointed eight organisations to SDG Voice on 26 September 2016. By doing this, the City of Ghent became one of the ambassadors to help announce the SDGs in Belgium. To involve as many people and cities as possible, the City of Ghent launched a communication campaign through five challenges between the end of February and September 2017. The challenges were not only to promote the SDGs, but also to encourage citizens, organisations, the business community and educational institutes to take sustainable action.
Ghent received the UN Sustainable Development Goal Action Award in the communication category for its communication campaign. Out of more than 740 applications from 125 different countries around the world, Ghent was praised for its successful campaign 'SDG Challenges'. In this video you can find out more about the UN Action Award: