Every country around the world is taking action to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. What are they? Why and how are they relevant to youth work? This training looks at why the SDGs are important, and how they relate to the work of youth organisations, youth workers, leaders and to volunteers and young people. The training will be practical and highlight how youth work organisations and staff are already helping to achieve the SDGs in their everyday work.
This half day or full day workshop looks to explore and unpack the connections between youth work, young people, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich, and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go together with strategies that create economic opportunities for current and future generations, and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and employment, while tackling climate change and addressing environmental protection.
Participants will be guided and challenged through the various elements and components of the Sustainable Development Goals. To start connecting the importance and potential of the SDGs for young people, communities in Ireland, and to set a global lens for Youth Work.
Participating in this workshop you will:
- Learn about what the Sustainable Development Goals are and what they aim to achieve.
- Learn about how the Sustainable Development Goals connect to youth work and individual youth organisations.
- Learn how the SDGs and young people work together.
- Learn about new tools and methodologies for working on a more sustainable world.
- Learn about how to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals into youth organisations and the work currently undertaken by staff, volunteers, leaders, and young people.