SDG World tour

We are on a global mission to raise awareness and accelerate progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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A traveling ecosystem

What better way to spread the word about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) than to highlight some of the innovative projects which are already having an impact – and take that message around the world? 

The SDG World Tour Foundation forms a global ecosystem where multiple stakeholders contribute to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals. Through co-creation and the sharing of expertise, businesses, the government, foundations, knowledge institutes, NGOs and local communities are enabled to work together. The SDG World Tour forms three legacies: on ship, on shore, and online. The outreach will be substantial: 500 million people will be reached to empower them to take part in achieving the SDGs by 2030. The global community is given the opportunity to share their suggestions on initiatives through online channels. Our goal is to make youth feel empowered to make their contributions to a sustainable future for all.

Our Mission

The SDG World Tour

Flying the flag of the SDGs, we will set sail on the ship Clipper Stad Amsterdam on a global mission to connect the world by sailing from Amsterdam to New York in 17 stages between 2020 and 2022. Here, we will organize events and showcase best practices. The SDG World Tour is endorsed by the UN.

“The SDG World Tour is a unique way to raise awareness and to activate all layers of our global community in making the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a reality. I am happy to pledge this wonderful project my full support.”​

Ban Ki-moon

Former Secretary-General of the UN

Patron of the SDG World Tour

A 10 day making waves festival will be organized in the 17 Host Cities. The festival will be publicly accessible, and consists of five themes: Ship, Light Art, Live Show, Education, and Innovation.
The SDG World Tour officially kicked off on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam at Chelsea Piers in New York on April 9th, 2019.