By 2030, 193 world leaders commit to doing three things: eradicating extreme poverty, fighting injustice and inequality, and figuring out how to stop climate change in its tracks. We only have 15 years to make it happen. Here's how we can get started.
Championing such issues as gender equality, quality education, and access to clean drinking water, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development — announced by the United Nations just a few hours ago — are a series of 17 goals aimed at helping to make our shared planet a better, healthier, and safer place to be.
The World's Largest Lesson, a global initiative, is already beginning to teach children ages 8-14 across 100 countries about the Global Goals. This video, written by Sir Ken Robinson and with an introduction by Malala Yousafzai, delves into how the Global Goals can make a difference and how we get involved.
"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world."
Global Goals: Resource Materials
Check out the Global Goals site, read the comic book, and get involved. Educators and parents, both TES and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform offer excellent informational materials, videos, and lesson plans.