Sustainable Foundations

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Welcome to Sustainable Foundations: A Guide for Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals

This guide is designed for educators or anyone who would like to teach young people about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals — also known as the SDGs or the Global Goals — cover a wide range of sustainability issues; highlighting local, national and international priority areas to end poverty and hunger, improve health and education, make cities more sustainable and combat climate change.

This guide will provide you with clear information, educational resources and other supports to help you in your efforts to educate and engage young people so that they support sustainable development and are inspired to turn that support into action. This guide will also explore how to incorporate the different topics covered by each goal into lessons across multiple subjects.

You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience of the United Nations, international development, or the Sustainable Development Goals to use this guide. It can be referred to in whole or as individual parts to suit your curriculum.

To download a copy of our English classroom poster (18”x24”), featuring all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their targets, click here.

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