World’s Largest Lesson brings the Global Goals to children all over the world and unites them in taking action. Since the launch in September 2015, the project has reached over 130 countries and provides information for over 8 million children each year.
On 25 the September 2015, leaders from 193 member states of the United Nations met to discuss the world’s problems and decide on a plan to tackle them. They named this plan the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals.
The three most important areas of the Global Goals are that people and governments around the world fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty and tackle climate change. The Global Goals are the most ambitious agreement for sustainable development that world leaders has ever made.
The project team of World’s Largest Lesson takes the view that all children everywhere should have the opportunity to learn about the Global Goals and feel inspired to take action for them. That is why all resources are free of charge as well as open-source available, and translated into over 10 languages. All contributors believe in the power of creativity and that all children can find their own individual way of taking action for the Global Goals. The project encourages teachers, educators and trainers to use the materials in class, in projects and in engaging young people in implementing the Global Goals.
World’s Largest Lesson is part of the wider Project Everyone team and is delivered in partnership with UNICEF, along with many other NGOs and private sector organizations and foundations.