Learn about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the key areas People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.
This course is taught by the former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In the course you will explore how the five key areas People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership are interconnected and how they need to be integrated in practical policy-making and operational activities for development.
In the first week of the course you will take part in a general introduction to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In the second week you will focus on the efforts to end poverty as central objective of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of this week is to examine different approaches to defining and measuring poverty and inequality and to understand the impact of global distribution of poverty. In the third week you will focus on the planet and analyze international agreements to curb climate change. Using current global environmental challenges, you will discuss ways in which communities and societies have utilized indigenous knowledge, scientific evaluations, technological innovations, societal regulations and laws, environmental monitoring, and policy prescriptions in environmental management at various scales. The fourth week of the course will focus on prosperity as key element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and on Economic development is a central aspect in any development agenda. In the fifth week you will discover how the SDGs promote peaceful and inclusive societies, aim to provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. In this last module, we will look into the role of youth in the implementation of the SDGs.