Global Learning Programme Wales

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, known as the Global Goals were launched in September this year. Their aim is to resolve the social, economic and environmental problems troubling the world by 2030. There are seventeen goals grouped into six themes:


Health and well-being

Education, skills and jobs

A just world


The environment

Introducing the Goals


Film in International Sign Language



‘The World We Want – A Guide to the Goals for Children and Young People’

Includes short case studies for each goal and a background to how they came in to being. Available in English only 

Lesson Plans

Introducing the Global Goals 

Working Together to Achieve the Global Goals


Global Dimension web site

Includes a clickable set of the goals with lesson ideas and films

Oxfam lesson plans cover a number of the themes of the goals. Some of these lesson plans are in Welsh

Moving the Goalposts

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which ran from 2000 to 2015.

Click here for a powerpoint about the MDGs and the transition to SDGs