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World`s Largest Lesson to teach 15,000 Ukrainian children about Sustainable Development Goals

Kyiv, 20 November 2017- UNICEF has launched the World’s Largest Lesson in Ukraine, an initiative that will teach over 15,000 children about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN General Assembly.

In 2015, world leaders committed to the Global Goals – 17 goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change by 2030. UNICEF believes that in order to achieve all SDGs, children must be put at the centre of the agenda.

The aim of the global initiative “World`s Largest Lesson” is to conduct lessons in 100 countries and ensure that children around the world learn about the Global Goals. In Ukraine, the project will cover some 450 cities and towns around the country, educating more than 15,000 students about priority goals, leadership skills and how they can raise their voices to protect their rights.

The course was symbolically launched on World Children Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF marked the day with children’s 'take-overs,' high-profile events and other activations of children in over 130 countries. The day aims to give children their own platform to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential.

UNICEF organized the first training session on “World`s Largest Lesson” in Kyiv for 70 young leaders from different regions from across the country today. During the training, volunteers had a chance to participate in lessons on “Sustainable Global Goals’ and “How to Make Every Day World Children’s Day”. Children also discussed the most efficient educational methods and received training material to prepare their lessons.

The World’s Largest Lesson in Ukraine will be implemented in partnership with UN Volunteers, United Nations Youth Advisory Panel in Ukraine (UNYAP), Go Global, U-Report project, School for Civic and Volunteer Engagement of Youth and Children “Agents of changes”, “Teach for Ukraine” programme and EdEra educational project.

In November and December 2017, volunteers will conduct more than 150 lessons at schools in different cities and towns in Ukraine. Nearly 600 schools have already applied to join the initiative.

The project will further expand in 2018, when UNICEF plans to launch an online course on the World’s Largest Lesson with the specially designed thematic lessons about Global Goals, education, peace, equality and children rights, as well as practical tips how to make the process of learning more interesting and interactive.

UNICEF is appealing to volunteers, teachers and school directors to support the “World`s Largest Lesson” to educate children about Global Goals and child rights to make sure the voices of every child is heard.

See World’s Largest Lesson Materials in Ukrainian here:

 Global Goals (30 min, pdf)
        Global Goals (60 min, pdf)
Global Goals (30 min, pdf) Global Goals (60 min, pdf) How to Make Every...(pdf)

Goal 4 (pdf) Goal 5 (pdf) Goal 6 (pdf)

Goal 6 (additional, pdf)                  Goal 16 (pdf)                            Goal 17 (pdf)


Animation video for children about Global Goals

For more information, please contact:
Nina Sorokopud, UNICEF Ukraine, +,
Anna Postovoitova, World’s Largest Lesson Project Consultant, 38 (095) 397 94 50,



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