UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Micro-Course Description:

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a paradigm shift in the world’s development trajectory.  It is a radical departure from what has been and seeks to create a more sustainable world for current and future generations. Every individual and organization has the opportunity to transform our world into one that works for people and planet. This course will explore the UN SDGs, the systemic relationship between each of them and how you can make a positive impact by putting your passion into action. Develop a problem statement to focus your efforts around the SDG you are most passionate about…

Student Learning Objectives:

1. Students will gain a more nuanced understanding of the history of the UN Development System and the process leading to the formulation, negotiation, and adoption of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.

2. Students will be able to articulate what each SDG is, comprehending its structure, strengths, and challenges, and how each SDG is a product of the interplay of the three dimensions of sustainable development.

3. Students will gain practical and theoretical skills in analyzing the current challenges and emerging issues related to all the UN processes that impact the achievement of the SDGs.

4. Students will be able to take what they have learned about the SDGs, select one that is important to them and develop a problem statement around it to use as they consider the development of potential solutions.

Your Teachers:

Individuals from the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth

Class Contact Information:

Micro-courses are not led by faculty. Each instance has a Course Facilitator who is available to answer questions, offer additional assistance and assess the final projects for credit. (specific course facilitator to be assigned soon and we will add contact information here)

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