In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals, known as the Global Goals (or the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short), have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.

Governments, businesses, civil society, the general public, and even kids, have a responsibility to build a better future and can contribute to the Global Goals. In fact, unless we all work together, we cannot achieve these goals by 2030.

The Global Goals have the power to:

  • end poverty

  • create equality

  • stop climate change

But what exactly are the these goals, and how do you teach them to children? How can you, as an educator, teach your students to be responsible global citizens who can make a difference in their communities and the world?

We have new resources to help you teach the Global Goals! 

UNICEF Kid Power’s newest mission — Global Goals — guides kids to understand the basic concepts of sustainable development through interactive lessons, games, kinesthetic activities and more. 

In this mission, there’s a little something for everyone — including a Global Goals Chant written by Kid Power Champion Coach Wade King‘s 7th graders at the Ron Clark Academy (pictured above), and reflective activities that help kids observe their communities through the eyes of concerned global citizens. (Special shoutout to the incredibly talented Nevaeh, Summer, and Jayla for leading their class in writing this fun chant!) 

As with all our resources, you can pick and choose whichever activities work best for your class and help students contribute to a sustainable future for our world. 

Global Goals Mission for Grades 3-5

Global Goals Mission for Grades 6-8


Be sure to share your students’ journey of becoming global citizens by tagging us (@TeachUNICEF) or using #teachUNICEF and #teachSDGs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!