Malala introducing the The Worlds Largest Lesson from World’s Largest Lesson on Vimeo.

Learning Outcome

Learners can explain what the Global Goals for Sustainable Development are, why they are important and how they relate to the learner her/himself.

‘What are the biggest problems faced by people around the world today?’

“The Global Goals are important because…”

Problems Faced by People Today 

• Poverty • Inequality between countries • Hunger • Poor health and disease • Dirty water • Lack of sanitation • Poor education – some children can’t go to school • Low-paying and not enough jobs • Low economic growth – countries do not earn enough money to pay for everything their people need • Gender inequality – men and women are treated differently and not given the same opportunities • War, fighting and instability • People don’t feel safe • Violence between people • Corruption and injustice • No respect for human rights • Countries never work together or agree on anything • Not enough energy for everyone to live comfortably • Weak infrastructures, poor technology and communications • Un-safe towns and cities • Unsustainable cities that consume more than the world can produce • There’s too much wastage of resources and not enough recycling • Climate change • Polluted seas and oceans • Damaged habitats • We have limited access to technology and expensive mobile phones and computers • People don’t feel they are protected properly • Population growth • Obesity • Racism • Breakdown of communities