Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (aka the SDGs or the Global Goals) are an international commitment to 17 ambitious goals to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The Global Goals are a call for action for all countries to end poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, while promoting prosperity, peace and justice. All countries are called upon to achieve each goal by 2030.
Browse SIMA Classroom titles that relate to each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These films provide additional perspectives on either the complex problems at the root of the SDG, or a potential solution and path forward.
SUGGESTED LESSON PLAN: THE SDGs ADVOCATE: 2030 CHALLENGE
Students learn about the SDGs, get inspired and advocate for a global challenge they care about by creating a screening campaign and discussion and adding their voice to the United Nations MY World 2030 Survey. This project will promote collaborative learning to simulate the challenges of leadership, activism and community organizing.
Select Your Films
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
- #ISURVIVEDEBOLA: Foday, Liberia
- Across the Tracks
- After The Fall: HIV Grows Up
- Baseball In The Time Of Cholera
- Birth Is A Dream
- EXPOSED: The Rise Of A Superbug
- Hearts In The Himalayas
- Scaling The Mountain: Protecting Forests For Families In Nepal
- The Sound Barrier
- UNDERMINED: An Epidemic in South Africa’s Gold Mines
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
- At Home, In Bed, And In The Streets
- Can’t Hide Me
- Don’t Cover It Up, Step Up
- Empowering Waste
- FORCED: Child Labour and Exploitation
- Girls In Control: Tanzania
- Girls Like Us
- Inner Me
- Kayayo, The Living Shopping Baskets
- Men Buy Sex
- Meet Chuna: Empowering Women In Rural Nepal
- Tea Consent
- Vital Voices: Manal Yaish Zraiq
- Vital Voices: Tep Vanny
- When The Time Comes
- Women of Fukushima
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
- A Thousand Suns
- Empowering Waste: A Banners To Bags Documentary
- Gold of Agriculture
- Governance For Sustainability in Hyderabad, India
- Nature Needs You
- Permanent Culture
- Protecting Our Atmosphere For Generations to Come
- The Story of Stuff
- This Film Is About
- What Would It Look Like
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, through finance, technology, data monitoring, capacity-building, trade and systemic change.