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Apply for the 2024 United Nations Global Compact SDG Pioneers Program


Are you a business professional committed to sustainable development? The UN Global Compact is seeking individuals who are making a difference through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If you’re driving change and embodying the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, this is your chance to shine as an SDG Pioneer.

Key Dates:

  • Application Opening: April 3, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Local Pioneers Announcement: July 1, 2024
  • Global Round Review: May – August 2024

How to Apply:

  1. Verify if your country is participating in the Local Round by checking the list of participating countries.
  2. Submit your application through the respective Local Network if available, or directly to the Global Round otherwise.
  3. Ensure your company has submitted its Communication on Progress (CoP) for 2024 within the reporting timeframe.


Q: Who can apply to be an SDG Pioneer? A: Any individual from a company with active status as participants of the Global Compact can apply.

Q: What is the deadline for the Communication on Progress (CoP)? A: Companies are encouraged to submit their CoP by June 1, 2024. Failure to report by July 31 will disqualify an application.

Q: Can previous SDG Pioneers apply again? A: Yes, but their new application must cover different activities/projects than the previous one.

For more information and to apply, visit the official UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Program page. Let’s work together to achieve a sustainable future for all.

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