How Individual Actions Impact on the Wider World

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17 Global Development Goals

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The United Nations 17 Global Development Goals might be useful to get students thinking beyond their own personal context to the wider context of how both individuals and countries can make a difference to the world. Established in 2015 the goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all with each goal having specific targets to be achieved over a 15 year span. Along with the Global Goals there’s a list of actions people can take so that everyone is encouraged to recognise the difference they can make. 


The global goals are:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions 
  17. Partnerships for the goals


Download the Global Goals board game - a great tutor time activity to help students think more about wider world issues. 

Visit the Global Development Goals website to see each one of these goals explained in more detail. 


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