Sport and the SDGs – Action Day
25 September 2020 00:01 - 25 September 2020 23:59

Sport and the SDGs – Action Day

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015. September 25, 2020 is the #Morethanfootball Action Day to celebrate the contribution of sports to the SDGs. 

When in January 2015, the previous development agenda came to its end, all United Nations Member States adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part of the larger 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 17 SDGs serve as a call for action for all countries to participate in the global effort for a better future.

By focusing on a different critical subject, such as ending extreme poverty, giving people better healthcare and achieving equality for women, the SDGs aim for several life-changing aims: zero-poverty, zero-hunger, zero-discrimination. With only 10 years left, we all have to commit ourselves to what world leaders at the SDG Summit in September 2019 declared as the Decade of Action. 

At EFDN we know that the beautiful game is #morethanfootball and can be a powerful tool to promote peace, change and development. Together with our members, we prove daily that football has the power to change lives.

On this #Morethanfootball Action Day, we invite all campaign participants to showcase they ways in which they are contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Below find some ideas your organisation can use to highlight its contribution to the SDGs.

Ideas for #Morethanfootball activities:

  • Participate in the Sport and the SDGs challenge
  • Post photos and videos of your community programmes and mention the SDGs they relate to
  • Have staff members explain which SDG is the most relevant for their work or the one that they contribute to the most
  • Take photos with players, coaches and beneficiaries wearing SDG shirts
  • Launch an SDG photo or drawing competition
  • Organise a lottery with dedicated SDG merchandising