News & Blogs: Sustainable Development Goals

Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals – A Secondary Teacher’s Experience

Fri 17th August 2018 - LfS in Schools, Sustainable Development Goals

6 ways to improve secondary level engagement using the UN Sustainable Development Goals  Through learner engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, secondary teacher Jo Fraser has recognised the positive impact on the pupils she worked with and is excited about the diverse and significant opportunities for learning that arise when embedded throughout the… [read more]


Paul Bradley (SCVO): Reflections on the UKSSD ‘Measuring Up’ SDGs Report

Tue 17th July 2018 - Sustainable Development Goals

A landmark report on the UK’s progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been published. ‘Measuring Up’, produced by UKSSD, paints a somewhat gloomy picture of the UK’s performance, whilst highlighting successes across the 17 SDGs that tackle issues from improving health, ending hunger, poverty, and inequality to taking action on climate change. In… [read more]


News Report: How the UK is performing against the UN Sustainable Development Goals – first official assessment

Tue 3rd July 2018 - News, Sustainable Development Goals

Urgent action is needed to prevent UK slipping behind other nations on poverty, equality and the environment. A new report released today (3 July 2018) has highlighted why the UK should place the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of its strategy. It calls on Theresa May to appoint a Cabinet-level SDG minister… [read more]


TEESNET 11th Annual Conference welcomes UNESCO’s lead on Education for Sustainable Development, Alexander Leicht

Tue 26th June 2018 - Courses & Events Summaries, Sustainable Development Goals

Getting to the Heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UNESCO’s Alexander Leicht will be joined by educator, teacher and NGO delegates as well as fellow speakers Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser for Oxfam and Manju Patel Nair, Education Consultant & Trainer from HEC Global Learning Centre, to explore the conference theme: ‘Getting to the Heart… [read more]


Report: Reflecting on the Emergence of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: A Call for Action in Scotland (East, M & White, RM)

Mon 26th March 2018 - Sustainable Development Goals

Announcing an in-depth and insightful report written in collaboration between May East (UNITAR Fellow) and Rehema M. White (University of St Andrews, Learning for Sustainability Scotland). Here they reflect on historic and contemporary understanding of sustainable development in theory and practice in Scotland and beyond. They describe the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals and start… [read more]


The Sustainable Development Goals: it’s time for you to get involved!

Mon 25th September 2017 - Sustainable Development Goals

On this day in 2015, 193 UN member states gathered in New York to sign up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s the closest the world has come to a global strategy for tackling poverty, inequalities and climate change, and the SDGs have quickly become one of the world’s most talked about agendas. On… [read more]


Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities

Thu 18th May 2017 - Sustainable Development Goals, Task Group News

In September 2015, 193 countries across the world, including the UK, agreed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  They set a challenge for every country to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and sustainable development with Education, and learning as a central component. SDG 4 is specifically about education through all aspects of life, and target 4.7 relates… [read more]


Blog: Exploring learning for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals in youth work

Mon 13th February 2017 - Sustainable Development Goals, Task Group News

Emily Beever is the Senior Development Officer (Policy and Research) at YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work in Scotland. Emily co-ordinates YouthLink Scotland’s Members Network. The most recent Members Network took place in December 2016. As a valuable member of the Learning for Sustainability Scotland network, we asked her to update us on the… [read more]


Professor Charles Hopkins: Creating a Strategy Regarding Education and the Sustainable Development Goals

Fri 6th November 2015 - Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Charles Hopkins UNESCO Chair in ESD an advisor to UNESCO and UN University regarding the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). He played major roles in both the Rio and Johannesburg UN Summits on Sustainability. He was an author of Chapter 36 of Agenda 21, the Rio Earth Summit Action Plan on… [read more]


Sustainable Development Goals – Zero Draft published

Tue 3rd June 2014 - News, Sustainable Development Goals

The UN has recently published the ‘Zero Draft’ of its Sustainable Development Goals.  This draft sets out proposed goals and targets on Sustainable Development for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  The seventeen draft goals are given below and additional information can be found here. List of Proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals to be attained by 2030 End… [read more]