Sustainable Development Goals & esd Dr Mojtaba Ammari October 2019

The MDGs (Millennium Development Goals)

In September 2000, More than 180 world leaders signed the historic millennium declaration at the United Nations. They committed to achieving eight goals that range from radication of extreme poverty to promoting gender equality and reducing child mortality, in 15 years.

MDGs 2000-2015

Were the millennium development goals a success?

2030 agenda

The revolutionary results of MDGs and also the new approach towards international cooperation through MDGs encouraged the world leaders to expand the program. they decided to carry on the momentum generated by teh MDGs towards a global sustainable development plan beyond 2015. In July 2014, the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) proposed a document containing 17 goals to be put forward for the General Assembly’s approval in September 2015. This become the ground for the new Sustainable Development Goals from 2015 to 2030. It is known as 2030 agenda.

SDGs 2015-2030
  • Step 1 - Consider the learning outcomes of the course/module
  • Step 2 - Light touch, pick the goal(s) which are most related to those learning outcomes
  • Step 3 - Check the targets of the selected goals and consider the Socio-cultural, Economics, and Environmental competencies to see what kind of classroom activities best fit with regards to those targets.
  • Step 4 - Map the activities against the six pillars CU Education strategy.
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Dr Mojtaba Ammari-Allahyari


Created with an image by Jason Blackeye - "sunset below Patras windmill"