Commitment with the
Sustainable development goals
Heading towards the 2030 agenda
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
We are focused on the following SDGs
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.
Meeting the Goals Stories of these goals in action
Christina Polizgopoulou talks about her experience as a volunteer with Language Beyond Borders
Volunteer teacher Georgia and student Youhana express what teaching and learning a language taught them.
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In the second in our series of blog posts featuring students and teachers, Mohammed Mahmoud Rahemah (Mo) and his teacher Nicky Andrews talk about their experiences. They met in May 2019, and have had two semesters of classes together. Here’s what they shared with us. Mo arrived in the UK and established a Syrian brunch […]
Teacher Silvina and student talk about their time in class together.
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Mohamad Rahimeh’s incredible culinary venture is as inspiring as he is. We’re so proud and privileged to have him as one of our students. Mo started cooking in the Calais jungle when a friend of his became ill. He soon discovered a hidden talent and once in London, Mo quickly founded his Syrian lunch club. […]
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