Learners can explain what the Global Goals for Sustainable Development are, why they are important and how they relate to the learner her/himself.
‘What are the biggest problems faced by people around the world today?’
“The Global Goals are important because…”
Problems Faced by People Today
• Poverty • Inequality between countries • Hunger • Poor health and disease • Dirty water • Lack of sanitation • Poor education – some children can’t go to school • Low-paying and not enough jobs • Low economic growth – countries do not earn enough money to pay for everything their people need • Gender inequality – men and women are treated differently and not given the same opportunities • War, fighting and instability • People don’t feel safe • Violence between people • Corruption and injustice • No respect for human rights • Countries never work together or agree on anything • Not enough energy for everyone to live comfortably • Weak infrastructures, poor technology and communications • Un-safe towns and cities • Unsustainable cities that consume more than the world can produce • There’s too much wastage of resources and not enough recycling • Climate change • Polluted seas and oceans • Damaged habitats • We have limited access to technology and expensive mobile phones and computers • People don’t feel they are protected properly • Population growth • Obesity • Racism • Breakdown of communities