United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

UN Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy [Lisa Miller & Elaine Fong, Canadian International School, Singapore] “The world is making progress towards Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

UN Goal 6 Ensure access to water and sanitation for all [Lisa Toner, Concordia International School, Shanghai, China] Fresh water is necessary for the survival of all living organisms on earth. It is water that carries nutrients to our cells, water that flushes out toxic wastes from our bodies and water that helps us to … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: GENDER EQUALITY

UN Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls [Kim Tyo-Dickerson, International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands] On the eve of International Women’s Day 2021, it is time to appreciate and celebrate women and girls everywhere who are working hard for a better future for themselves and others, as well as a … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: GENDER EQUALITY

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

UN Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all [Kris Feller, Anglo-American School of Moscow, Russia] Education remains an inaccessible right for millions of children around the world. In fact more than 250 million children globally, or roughly 1 in 5 of all young people, are not in … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

UN Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages [Benjamin Farr, Kambala Church of England Girls' School, Sydney, Australia] Good health and well-being is a fundamental goal that ensures a happy and healthy world community.  The main focus of SDG 3 is to ensure that there is worldwide public access … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: ZERO HUNGER

UN Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture [Rebecca Battistoni, Nansha College Preparatory Academy, Guangzhou, China] Current estimates are that nearly 690 million people are hungry, or 8.9 percent of the world population. The majority of the world’s undernourished – 381 million – are still found in Asia. … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: ZERO HUNGER

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1: NO POVERTY

End poverty in all its forms everywhere [Eleanor Surridge, International School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia] As a librarian, addressing poverty with our communities seems to present as a set of double-doors: one side swings to open the door to literacy and access to education and information which we know to have a direct impact on rates … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1: NO POVERTY

March 2021: International School Teacher-Librarians and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This month the GLLI blog will feature book recommendations and reflections on practice and curriculum connections related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs, as they are commonly referred to), written by various international school librarian friends, whose brains I have picked and arms I have twisted. The UN 2030 Agenda (17 goals … Continue reading March 2021: International School Teacher-Librarians and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)