Counting the days until the end of the high school practicum programme in an exciting and educational way, the UNIC Team began with a game to awaken the students from the long weekend. On 16 May 2016, the practicum participants played charades based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, officially known as Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This was not only entertaining, but also instructive and the exercise received a positive response from the participants.
This playfulness transitioned into a brief presentation on key information around the SDGs, namely their evolution, the parties involved in their enactment, and lastly the practical implementation on country level. While the students were amazed about the progress that already has been made in the last 15 years, especially in terms of poverty reduction, improved health and improved gender equality, they realized that it is still a long and difficult path to reach peace and prosperity for everyone in our world. Continue reading