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Source: Encyclopædia Britannica (2019).
"Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality.... However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues." (United Nations, n.d.)
Sustainable Development Goal 3: Health & Wellbeing | Teacher Support
The United Nations Development Goals address many of the challenges we face globally. The following resources can be used to create lesson plans that raise awareness of these challenges, as well as investigating possible solutions.
Design for Change DFC
Design for Change: design thinking platform for children. Includes sections relating the global Sustainable Development Goals
Global Education [Education Services Australia]
Global education promotes positive values and assists students to take responsibility for their actions and to see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.... Global Perspectives, A framework for global education in Australian schools is a concise, practical and philosophical guide to including a global perspective across the curriculum. There is also advice for teachers and school leadership teams on how to implement the framework at a school level.
Global Schools Program
The Global Schools Program is an initiative led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD). It is designed to:
1. Integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into school settings.
2. Increase the capacities of educators and teachers to more effectively deliver education on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
3. Provide youth with opportunities to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.
Sustainable Development Goal Toolkit (ACFID)
This Free Toolkit aims to help you and your team explore and test systems change and collaborative responses as a way of working differently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The ACFID Sustainable Development Goal Toolkit is based on the CSIRO RAPTA (Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Assessment) framework which offers practical guidance in how to apply these concepts in planning projects so they are better designed to deliver valuable, durable outcomes in the face of high uncertainty and rapid change. RAPTA has wide application to plans for improving food and water security, managing climate change, attaining sustainable growth in the Earth’s megacities, and better responding to the accumulating risks that confront humanity and transforming (or protecting) the social and ecological systems.
WBCSD: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
Goal 3: Health & Wellbeing | Track Progress
Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.
In Focus | Atlas of sustainable development goals 2018
Atlas of sustainable development goals 2018 : from world development indicators. by
Publication Date: 2018
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 is a visual guide to the trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas features maps and data visualizations, primarily drawn from World Development Indicators (WDI) - the World Bank’s compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people’s lives.
Given the breadth and scope of the SDGs, the editors have been selective, emphasizing issues considered important by experts in the World Bank’s Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solution Areas. Nevertheless, The Atlas aims to reflect the breadth of the Goals themselves and presents national and regional trends and snapshots of progress towards the UN’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals related to: poverty, hunger, health, education, gender, water, energy, jobs, infrastructure, inequalities, cities, consumption, climate, oceans, the environment, peace, institutions, and partnerships.
Citation: “World Bank. 2018. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 : From World Development Indicators. World Bank Atlas;. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29788 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
NOTE: This World Bank Atlas contains current data that tracks the opportunities, challenges, and issues relating to the various Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is suitable as a PYP provocation for year 6. It can also be used to include empirical data and statistical evidence into Senior School classes.
Goal 3 | Health & Wellbeing: Data and Statistics