When The United Nations (UN) asked the leaders of the world to make a set of promises called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), their goal was to make the world a better place.
There are opportunities for businesses to translate and explain the 17 SDGs to future grown-ups. The programme runs for 15 years.
We feel that children should understand them because they will be the grown-ups in 2030 when the time comes to decide of the goals worked, or not.
Tell us what you or your business does. We’ll map it to an SDG and help you create content that explains it to our young audience and their grown-ups. Subscribe a classroom of your choice so they get to read it. This will bring to life the context of the SDGs for everyone.
The 17 The SDGs cover every aspect of life. Think of them as 17 Promises we are making to future generations. The United Nations believes that no-one and no country should be left behind. However, they explain the goals in a way that is hard for young children to understand.
We have set out to explain the goals and what they mean to everyone, from young children to adults by creating a supplement called 17 Promises.
The United Nations Rio+20 Outcome Document intended the goals to be
“action-oriented, concise and easy to communicate, limited in number, aspirational, global in nature and universally applicable to all countries while taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities.”
The goals, or Promises, are a combination of ambitions and challenges to all countries, rich and poor. Countries will do what they can in the best ways possible for them. This really means that there is no common starting point.
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