What are the SDGs?
Global challenges require global solutions. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were designed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today including:
- Access to quality food and healthcare
- Opportunities and access to decent work
- Climate change
- Conflict, corruption and lack of policy & enforcement
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, came into effect on January 1, 2016 following the historic United Nations Summit in September 2015 where the Sustainable Development Goals were officially adopted as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. All 193 United Nations member states agreed to implement the Goals in their own countries.
There are 17 Global Goals, 169 targets, and 231 unique indicators to measure progress.
The UN’s central promise of the SDGs is to Leave No One Behind in the progress toward a just, prosperous and peaceful world.
MCIC’s SDG Resources
If you’re an educator:
- Check out MCIC’s guide to teaching the SDGs, Sustainable Foundations
- Check out our grades 5-12 workshops that take a deep dive into the principles of specific SDGs
- Check out SDGs @ Home to access grades 5-12 lesson plans for all of the SDGs, designed for online learning
If you’re a post-secondary instructor:
- Contact our Sustainability Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-987-6429 for an in-class SDGs presentation, specifically tailored for relevance to your course
If you’re looking for workplace resources (any industry):
- Check out our sustainability presentations