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Video of the Month Archive

of the Month
29 January - 4 February 2017

Transitioning from MDGs to the SDGs

A video identifying where the sustainable development goals came from by highlighting the millennium development goals decided in 2000. The MDGs consisted of 8 Goals, we now have 17 goals in the SDGs. Video source from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Good video to use when explaining where the SDGs came from.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

Transitioning from MDGs to the SDGs image

Why is it Video of the Month?

  1. Video provides a background to the sustainable development goals.
  2. Video Source is from one of the leading organisations working to fulfil the goals - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  3. The history of the millennium development goals is provided. Both the successes and the future agenda for building upon these goals.
  4. The goals are pillared into three areas of social process, economic growth and environmental protection.
  5. Video encourages schools to think about the 17 sustainable development goals in their daily lives.
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