Resources on the Sustainable Development Goals

Access key resources on UNICEF and the SDGs, including tools to engage children and implementation guidance for countries.

A group of happy children outside the Accelerated School Readiness (ASR) programme at Simbile Primary School, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia on 20 September 2018.

365体育娱乐官网The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a landmark global call for action to achieve peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Discover in our tools and resources how the Goals speak to the rights of children and young people.

Guidance on implementing the SDGs for and with children

Issue briefs on child rights and the SDGs

365体育娱乐官网These issue briefs are produced annually in the lead-up to the SDG Voluntary National Reviews, which are country-led reviews of progress. The briefs cover policy recommendations, monitoring guidelines, social spending priorities, and opportunities to strengthen child and youth participation in SDG processes.

Issue briefs on cross-cutting areas:                                                                                                                                                                                   

Issue briefs on specific SDGs:                                                                                                                                                                                       

Tools to educate and engage children and youth on the SDGs

Bring the SDGs to the classroom! Through a set of free and translated lessons, animations and activities, students can participate in the World's Largest Lesson to learn about the SDGs and identify actions they can take to make the goals a reality in their own lives and communities.                                                                                                                               

Comics Uniting Nations works with world-renown comic book artists and storytellers to bring the SDGs to life through comics. Co-founded by PCI Media Impact, Reading with Pictures and UNICEF, the current library of comics has reached 20 books and counting.               

Youth Activate Talks: Young People Take the Stage

Youth Activate Talks bring young change-makers to the stage both to inspire young people to take action and to showcase to decision-makers the ways that young people are already supporting the Goals. This how-to guide explores ways to engage children and young people with an 'Activate Talk' format.

This animated video helps children to learn about important concepts for people and the planet, as covered in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also available (subtitles) in , , , ,  and .                       

The World We Want: A Guide to the Goals for Children and Young People

A child-friendly overview of all the SDGs.

Highlights: Advancing the SDGs at the 2019 United Nations General Assembly

Priorities that world leaders discussed at five summits during the United Nations General Assembly this year to accelerate progress on sustainable development.

Perspectives on the SDGs

With perspectives from over one million voices, this report depicts the unprecedented level of people's participation in designing the SDGs.

A Post-2015 Agenda Understood by and Inspiring to Children and Young People  

Children and young people express their views in a global e-consultation about the SDGs.

Research: Why the SDGs matter for children

Mapping the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

An interactive document to explore the links between the Global Goals for sustainable development and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Originally published in the Harvard International Review, this article focuses on children's education and engagement on the SDGs as a key step to promote equitable, inclusive and sustainable development for all.

Your Rights, Your World: The Power of Youth in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals

This report identifies examples and make recommendations for engaging children and young people in the implementation of the SDGs.

Statements of the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs

Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs

365体育娱乐官网The Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs is a group of 63 UN Member States that was created during the SDG negotiation process to ensure children’s issues were included in the SDGs. Since the adoption of the goals, the Group continues to work with the strong conviction that children’s participation is crucial for achieving a sustainable future for all.

The Group of Friends has made several joint statements:   

April 2020: Protect Our Children: Response to the UN Secretary-General’s Call on Countries to Prioritize Children’s Education, Food, Health and Safety amid the COVID-19 Pandemic365体育娱乐官网 (Initiative launched by the EU, GRULAC and Members of the Group of Friends)

July 2018: 

19 May 2015:  

21 April 2015: 

24 March 2015: 

19 January 2015: