Activity: You and the Global Goals

At the UN, the world’s leaders have committed to 17 global goals in order to achieve fantastic things by 2030, including eradicating extreme poverty, reducing inequality and injustice and resolving the climate crisis.

1. Read about litter and waste in rich and poor countries, and about children in poor countries who are part of the No Litter Generation. Use the stories about debt slave Nisha and litter picker Sidra in Pakistan as examples.

2. Work in pairs or groups. Begin by exploring issues relating to one of the Global Goals, based on the life situations of vulnerable children.

3. Go on to explore in the same way how other goals are interlinked with vulnerable children and how the goals impact on one another. They could draw a mind map or cut and paste to illustrate the connections.


Download this table as a basis for the work. In the table we use Nisha and Sidra as examples linked to issues in many of the goals.

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