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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Child-friendly learning materials


The World We Want: A Guide to the Goals for Children and Young People (English)
This tool was originally developed Movimiento Mundial la Infania de Latinoamerica y El Caribe (Global Movement for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean) and partners, including UNICEF, to teach children about the SDGs in a simple and child-friendly way. It has now been updated and integrated into the World's Largest Lesson Initiative. Also available in French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi.  Please note: If you need high-resolution files for printing, please contact soshea@unicef.org.


The World's Largest Lesson: A partnership of Project Everyone and UNICEF
On September 25th 2015 the United Nations announced The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a set of goals for the world that aim to make our planet fair, healthy and sustainable by 2030. The World's Largest Lesson is an initiative for children across the world to learn about the SDGs through their schools. On this website you will find: an animated film by Sir Ken Robinson that introduces The Global Goals; a comic to download for children to read; a curated set of lesson plans and a resource bank about The Global Goals and some of their themes so you can select and shape lessons that are relevant for the children that you teach; access to all lesson plans that teachers themselves have created so you can take inspiration from your peers; guidance for you to help children know what they can do to get involved and become true global citizens!

The Road to the SDGs: A Discussion with Students (Animated video)
Join Mrs. Clark's class as they learn about issues of critical importance to children, their families and their environment as framed by the Sustainable Development Goals. The text used in the video is  based on ideas and responses of nearly 5000 children (globally) who participated in a consultation on the World We Want 2015 website.  Available in all six official UN languages (subtitles).  EnglishEnglish subtitles (for hearing impaired)FrenchSpanishArabicRussian,Chinese.

Simon says "Save the Climate"
An innovative and engaging set of materials that include a video, games and teaching materials.  Creator Hippo-Works, invites children to go on a song-filled cartoon adventure with Simon the Hippo and friends as they learn about the world's changing climate, the role that carbon dioxide and methane play, and the good eco habits we can all develop to help.  Along their way the animals find out about topics such as the Greenhouse Effect, the Food Chain, the "Three Rs" (Reducing, Reusing, Recycling), Composting, and Carbon Offsetting.

Comics Uniting Nations: A Partnership with UNICEF
UNICEF has teamed up with the Comics UnitingNations initiative to use the creative and exciting medium of comics to bring the messages of sustainable development to comics fans globally! Comics have been developed by world renown illustrators, writers and comics developers from around the world.

Dutch illustrator Margreet de Heer has lent her talents to the Comics United Nations project to help inform children and youth about the new global goals.  See the set of comics on each goal here.


Heroes for Change has been created for the World's Largest Lesson Initiative to share information on the global goals.  Available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Swahili, Portuguese, Malay, Japanese, Hindi and Welsh.

Chakra the Invincible
The legendary Stan Lee and Sharad Devarajan bring their character Chakra the Invincible to teach children about the global goals!

Gender Equality -- Chakra takes to the streets of Mumbai to teach children a lesson on gender equality and girls' empowerment.  

Climate Change -- Chakra and Mighty Girl learn from other children around the world how climate change is doing damage and spring into action!  


Night Starts Adventure to Support the Sustainable Development Goals
Comic by Tim Lattie on SDG #2 Hunger, Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. -- The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves -- are UN Superheroes tasked with promoting global cooperation to make the world a better place. The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents was a comic originally created in the 1960s and is set to be made into a major motion picture in 2018.



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