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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

First SDG World Record

Incubation Program

Social Purpose Reactivation

During these unprecedented times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, we have seen almost every organization across the world deeply affected – and that certainly includes non-profit and non-government organisations (NGOs).


How can we hope to re-activate community programs in a post-pandemic world? Social purpose initiatives can help create unique, engaging experiences that bring volunteers and sponsors back.


The SDG World Records ( program is the very first world record program dedicated to verifying future-proof, SDG-related accomplishments. By breaking records, you can draw the eyes of the world to your community and your efforts.

SocietyNext ( Foundation’s wider purpose is to make meaningful contributions to unmet societal needs - we believe that more record breaking means more sustainability improvements around the world! SocietyNext is therefore delighted to sponsor NGOs/NPOs around the world as they apply for their first SDG World Record certificate in a post-pandemic world.


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  • Any local, registered NGO/NPO, anywhere on the globe (corporate foundations not accepted)


Reward Items:

  1. SDG World Record Holder Certificate (A4 size) / eCertificate for organizer

  2. Record Holder Certificate URL for verification<RandomAuthCode>

  3. License of the Official Record Holder Logo

  4. Your name listed in the SDG World Records Book (upcoming edition)

  5. A copy of the SDG World Record Book (upcoming edition)


  • Certificate / eCertificate administrative fee has been waived (sponsored by SocietyNext)

  • Additional fee (optional) of USD100 applies for the certificate frame (certificate and A3 frame assembled) and surface parcel shipping


  • Projects must be able to be implemented within 24 months

  • SDG World Records project applications must also be:

    1. Linked to one of the UN’s SDGs and its applicable target(s)

    2. Verifiable

    3. Measurable

    4. Must involve a “breakable” record

    5. The best in the world

Application Timeline (Two Stages)

Stage One: Pre-Screening

  • Craft proposed record title (max 12 words, e.g., the most….)

  • Explain event background (max 300 words, or a webpage URL)

  • Demonstrate achievement (max 30 words, if you can't measure / weigh / count it, then it's probably not a record)

  • Submit organizer name, country, and city

  • Submit contact person’s name and title

Send related information to Our current wait-time for pre-screening is a maximum of two weeks.

Stage Two: Submitting Evidence

  • Submit your evidence to us for review (instructions included with email)

  • Due to the volume of applications, the Standard Application Process currently takes up to 6-8 weeks.

If your application is the first SDG World Record within your country, it will be upgraded to “Priority Application” status, and the processing time will be reduced to 2-4 weeks.


Receive you own SDG World Record Certificate by mail -

take a photo and share on social media and the SDG WR website