Submissions/Wikimedia and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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Submission no. L0025
Title of your submission
An initial attempt at mapping Wikimedia activities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), made in a brainstorming session during the Wikimedia Conference 2017
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Celebrations of the SDGs on the streets of New York
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SDGs in Ukrainian
Trailer for the current Wikimedia Strategy process

Wikimedia and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Type of submission

Lightning talk

Author of the submission

Daniel Mietchen

Language of presentation

English. Happy to take questions in French and other languages.

E-mail address


Daniel Mietchen

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wiki Project Med

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of 17 strategic goals for humanity to reach by 2030 (i.e. the same time frame as the current Wikimedia Strategy process), which became known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some of these goals — e.g. Goal 4: Quality education — overlap directly with the Wikimedia mission, some — e.g. Goal 5: Gender equality — are high on Wikimedia agendas, while yet others — e.g. Goal 2: Zero Hunger — have a more indirect relationship with our activities, mainly that Wikimedia projects document relevant information. In this talk, I plan to present a preliminary analysis of which Wikimedia activities map to which SDGs and how we could use that map to guide future interactions.

What will attendees take away from this session?

… a sense of how activities within the Wikimedia communities fit with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
Length of submission

All lightning talks are 5 minutes.

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