UN Sustainable Development Goals
Training for Students
Mission: to educate and empower youth to create a more inclusive, fair, prosperous and sustainable future
On September 25, 2015, 193 countries unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the next 15 years, agendas and policies will be framed to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. The SDGs follow and expand on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were agreed upon by governments in 2001.
SDGs Training Workshops
On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, we reviewed the history of sustainable development, the structure of the SDGs (17 goals, 169 targets, 231 indicators), and examples of each of the 17 SDGs implemented by a variety of stakeholders.
On Saturday, March 13th, 2021, Julie Marshall from the World Food Programme (WFP) shared stories about how WFP has integrated the SDGs into its organization, and connected with the students for a Live Q&A! The we participated in a Skills Training Workshop to transform the ideas gathered from Steve and Julie into action.
Attendees of both events on January 20th and March 13th received a certificate of completion that could be added to their Trent co-curricular record.
Sponsored by Trent School of the Environment, Fleming College Sustainability Office, Kawartha World Issues Centre, and Green Up.
The SDGs launch is a project of Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES), a youth-led, youth-serving sustainable development organization. FES is a UN-accredited organization and has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.Since 2017 FES has mobilized over 8000 students from 82 post-secondary institutions at 50 trainings.
Centering Indigenous Leadership and Diverse Perspectives to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals in Nogojiwanong/ Peterborough
A free virtual forum was held on February 24th and 25th 2021. This forum was designed to share and build on the collective work of over 100 Peterborough community members on five local priority action areas to reach the 2030 targets:
- SDG #1 No Poverty
- SDG # 4 Quality Education
- SDG #6 Clean Water and Sanitization
- SDG #13 Climate Action
- Prioritizing Indigenous Leadership
Peterborough Examiner: GreenUP - Peterborough navigates the U.N’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development. By Hayley Goodchild, Wed., Dec. 30, 2020