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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, climate, environmental degradation, while promoting prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, all countries must achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Browse SIMA Classroom titles that relate to each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) These films have been selected because they provide additional perspectives on either the complex problems at the root of the SDG, or a potential solution and path forward.

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Lesson Idea

Start your lesson with the MY World global citizen survey. This is short and easy survey will help your students think about the sustainable development goals that are most important to them.

Your answers will be sent to global governments and institutions working on the SDGs. Your students will be holding governments to account!

Submit your answers through the online survey here.

Select Your Films


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.


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