Our Legacy

The SDG World Tour is born in the summer of 2018 and is a travelling platform which stimulates global citizens and organisations to actively take part in realizing the SDGs.

  • A facilitating platform
  • A travelling connector
  • A catalyst
  • Impact oriented
  • Created by Young Talents for Young Talents


While many SDG initiatives are mushrooming in many countries, awareness on the existence of the goals still lacks in most parts of the world. The Clipper Stad Amsterdam will sail around the world under the flag of the SDGs to create more awareness by showing the best examples of successful SDG initiatives and bringing people together and by identifying the missing links between and within sectors to ensure inclusiveness, as no one should be left behind.​


The SDG World Tour will lead to the birth of new innovative ideas and insights for global partnerships to collectively realize the SDGs arriving at the Next phase. Acting as a travelling Academy, the project will become the place where knowledge exchange and dialogues between inspirational people and knowledge sharers from various backgrounds occur. Knowledge institutes therefore play a crucial role in making this possible. The 17 SDG Capitals must consist of relevant places where a great number of best practices can be showcased.​


The SDG World Tour will sail out from Amsterdam on the 16th of August 2020 to arrive in New York in September 2022, having been to 17 destinations and activating the global society to realise the 17 goals by 2030.​​

“The leadership and creativity of young people is key in achieving the SDGs. That is why I fully support the SDG World Tour initiative: a sailing SDG platform for and by young people dedicated to create awareness, chase opportunities and find solutions that help us forward. That is truly inspiring, for all generations!”

Sigrid Kaag

Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation

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17 SDG World Tour Innovation Challenges

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Youth, local start-ups and scale-ups, innovation missions, clients.

on shore

17 host cities | 10 day program

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Themes: education, innovation, light, live performances.


Unique Platform

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Social Medium, Data Platform Knowledge Hub

Our Supporters Ambassadors Advocates

“My goal is to make the youth hopeful. Encouraging them to think big and letting them see a lot is possible if you have the right attitude, mindset, and determination. SDG World Tour is a perfect example where young people come together to create a global platform that inspires our generation to share their ideas for a better future for all.”

Avianka Aventurin
Youth Mayor of Amsterdam

“Seeing the blue planet of ours in the vastness of space from above, I realized how beautiful and fragile our world is. It inspired me to help humanity explore and understand our environment further. The SDG World Tour is a union of adventure, beauty, and utility. This combination enables everyone to rocket towards the Sustainable Development Goals.”

André Kuipers
Dutch Physician and ESA Astronaut

“In order to reach all the 2030 goals, Western countries should start taking responsibility for this agenda. Themes like inequality, education, and violence are not only applicable to developing countries, developed countries have lots to do as well.”

Jahkini Bisselink
Dutch United Nations Youth Representative