The 'World's Largest Lesson' hopes to spread awareness about the goals to the 1.3 billion children living in the world today.
The following information is quoted from the Global Goals website
"If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten"
"If children know about the goals they will be able to take positive action to achieve the goals, and thus the likelihood of the world achieving the targets by 2030 becomes a lot more possible"
Young people today "can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change"
Why will this week at BIS be special?
You will all be learning about the new goals during ILS lessons and even in some subjects.
You will have the opportunity to think about which issues matter most to you.
You will be able to discuss and debate with your peers and even with students in other year groups.
You will have the opportunity to tell others about the goals and spread awareness of global issues
You will get creative and think about solutions to important global issues
You will be learning about the new goals at the same time as students both at BIS and around the world.
"Building on the unprecedented UN effort to involve people in the process of agreeing a universal agenda on sustainable development, it is now critical that all 7 billion people around the world know about and act to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. This agenda is by the people and for the people and we need to make sure that everyone on the planet knows about it and that no one is left behind."
Amina J. Mohammed, UN SG special advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning