United Nations SDG Overview Course – Introduction to the SDGs

  • Faculty: Larissa Demel
  • Nanocourse
  • 3 hours/week, 1 Week
  • Content Category: Knowledge, Self-Mastery, Impact

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7 Lessons

Badge Earned:  UN Sustainable Development Goals: Explain the 17 SDGs

Nano-course Description: This nano-course was created to give the learner a holistic understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals. It gives an in-depth look at individual contributions to the 2030 Agenda and identifies needs in the three pillars of sustainable development in the learner’s community.

Nano-course Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the SDGs in the wider global context and their background
  • Self-reflect on your values and attitudes concerning the SDGs and your community
  • Develop a simple plan of action to begin to create change in your local community

Introduction Video:



Larissa Demel is the current director of Youth Engagement for the Special Olympics Latin America, where she oversees youth innovation projects for inclusion and accessibility for people with disability. Larissa was also a speaker at HABITAT III, the bi-decennial United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, where she launched Urban Action, a youth initiative in collaboration with UN Habitat and AIESEC that set out to implement over 150 youth projects related to New Urban Agenda and SDGs within the first year of New Urban Agenda adoption. She has published papers on social innovation through youth action on the SDGs which is being used by over 50,000 young people in 126 countries and created a SDG social project framework for young people and has created the SDG 11 content on to the Young Person’s Guide to Saving the World.

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