At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The new SDGs, and the broader sustainability agenda, go much further than the Millenium Development Goals, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all the people. The manual you are holding right now has been developed to raise awareness and help youth workers from all around the world to work with the topic of SDGs.
Get It Global aims to raise awareness on the grassroots level about global challenges and to contribute to the development of future global citizens. What we intend to do with this publication is offering a set of activities that can be implemented in trainings or activities with young people in schools or youth centers in order to raise awareness on the SDGs and the global problems that the world is facing, develop empathy and solidarity, help to understand the interconnections between global and local dimension, develop the feeling of responsibility towards the global challenges and motivate young people to take action.