AMSTERDAM, March 14, 2018 – In 2030, a world without poverty, inequalities, injustice and human-driven climate change: these are, amongst others, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). Leadership organization AIESEC will educate over 2000 young students on the global goals, in ten cities simultaneously. The students will get challenged to structurally change their daily lives in order to contribute to achieving the SDGs.
The organization perceives leadership as the fundamental solution for global issues. Teaching young students is one step to spark leadership. Action can just start after educating oneself on what is going on in the world around us. Teaching children means also teaching the leaders of our future! “To positively impact 2000 kids, shows the Netherlands what just a small group of people is capable of” says Dennis Amoey, President of AIESEC in the Netherlands.
AIESEC and the SDGs
In comparison to other countries, the Netherlands ranks low on sustainable development in climate, energy and injustice. This is a widely-known reputation since the first measurement of the SDGs in 2012. However, the Netherlands further dropped on the list according to the second measurement of CBS last week.
AIESEC develops young leaders to work on a better future. To connect youth all around the world is the strength of AIESEC. Youth from all layers of society will take action for a better world. AIESEC calls for a national dialogue on sustainable development, with a key role for youth.
World’s Largest Lesson
Today, by means of UNICEF’s World’s Largest Lesson, AIESEC will teach young students about the SDGs. This is a concept for kids and adolescents to create awareness on global issues and unite their ideas in action. Over 2000 kids will think about what structural changes they can make in their daily lives to contribute to the achievement of the goals by 2030. According to AIESEC, an essential foundation for a more sustainable country.