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The importance of Sustainable Development Goals

Global citizen education programme Generation Global are launching a four-week online programme for young people ages 13-17 to learn about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programme is called the ‘SDG Dialogue Series’, and young people learn through taking part in interactive learning activities and virtual dialogues.

Sustainable Development Goals lay out the collective goals of all countries to make the world a better place. There are 17 in total that address environmental, social, economic, and political issues in the world.

This new initiative is hosted by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; a non-profit organisation that claims to help countries, their people and governments address some of the most difficult challenges currently going on in the world.

Young people will reflect on the following four SDGS in the programme:

– Good health and well-being

– Decent work and economic growth

– Reduced inequalities

Climate action

There is no cost to join the series. The four chosen SDGS will be covered over the four-week period.

Generation Global said knowledge of SDGS “is hugely valuable for any young person who wants to create a positive impact in the world”.

To take part, young people will simply need any device with a camera and microphone to take part, a stable internet connection, and three hours of time for per week for each topic they want to take part in.

They will also need to register and complete the Learning Dojo on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure, which explores different perspectives and global topics, and builds intercultural connections with young people around the world.

The programme will help young people gain understanding of issues that are affecting the world, and will teach them foundational knowledge of the selected SDGs.

Anybody who wants to participate will need to sign up for the programme before the deadline 27 June 2022 on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure.

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