United Nations Global Development Goals

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17 Global Development Goals

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The United Nations 17 Global Development Goals help put D&T into a wider context showing 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. 

Why not use one or more of the Global Goals when designing? 

  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 quick 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. 

Other Links

Look at the Practical Action website for information on projects that support developing countries to have access to the technologies that enable them to meet their basic needs and reach their potential. If you are a teacher take a look at the resources for schools on their website. 

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