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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

SDG teaching tools & child-friendly materials


The World's Largest Lesson:  Bringing the SDGs to the Classroom
Founded by Project Everyone, in partnership with UNICEF
The World's Largest Lesson is global initiative aimed at bringing the SDGs to the classroom through lesson plans, videos, comics and other creative content – available freely and in a multitude of languages for educators to download, use or adapt for their classrooms.  The inspiration behind the World's Largest Lesson is that the SDGs must be brought down to local realities if they are to succeed in changing the world for the better by 2030.  Children, youth, families and communities must internalize how the issues represented by the SDGs affect their own daily lives and environments, whether that be on improving health and nutrition; the importance of early learning and quality education; fostering more peaceful communities where children live free from violence; or establishing more sustainable approaches to use and preservation of natural resources.  When that understanding happens, people of all ages can be inspired to take action, resulting in sustained progress on these goals and shifts in social norms and behaviors in the long-term.

Are you a teacher?  Check out our course: Understanding the Goals and How to Teach them, also launched on the Microsoft Education Platform

Want to start taking action?  See our guides on student-led change projects.


Comics Uniting Nations
Co-founded by PCI Media Impact, Reading with Pictures and UNICEF
Launched at the New York City ComicCon in 2015, Comics Uniting Nations works with world-renown comic book artists and story-tellers to bring the SDGs to life through Comics. Comics Uniting Nations is sister project of the World's Largest Lesson, and there is a guide available to assist teachers on using comics in the classroom.  Comics are free to download. 


SDG Activate Talks
The role of the role of children and youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be summed up as three “A’s” -- raising awareness, taking action and holding governments and other stakeholders to account on progress. As a way to inspire the role of children and youth in achieving the SDGs, UNICEF is hosting a series of Activate Talks at our Headquarters and beyond.  The fundamental idea is to look at topics that are both in the SDGs and where children and youth have shown a strong interest, and then engage local change-makers who are making progress on this topic in their personal, professional or academic lives.  This takes place as moderated discussion/Q&A, open publically to children and youth in the community.  It is also to make these topics – which can often seem abstract or overwhelming – more relatable to children and youth, demonstrating that they can do things individually or in partnership that will make progress towards the Global Goals!

Want to be invited a future activate talk?  Have an idea for a talk? Contact us

Want to host your own local activate talk? Take a look at our short guide for organizing an SDG Activate Talk


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 (English) for printing, please contact us.




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