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A case for mainstreaming social and emotional learning

Highlighting the need to mainstream Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) within education systems, a new report reviews the latest research on SEL, its impact on student health and school climate, and its transformative role in building happier classrooms.

New UN book club helps children deal with global issues

For children in Chad, getting an education can involve manual labour. That’s because, every year, there’s a chance that the rainy season will destroy their school, and they will have to join their teachers in rebuilding it. This is the story recounted in the children’s book “Rain School”, which is on the reading list of the UN’s SDG Book Club.

Education is the key to eradicate violence against women in Yucatán (Mexico)

“Through proper training and strengthening of tools for people working to eradicate violence against women, the Government of Yucatán complies with the tenets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, said the head of the General Secretariat of Government (SGG), María Fritz Sierra at the closing of the workshop “Education for peace, transformation of conflicts, breaking the cycles of violence.”

Education, a Building Block for Sustainable Peace

Sustainable Development Goal #4 seeks to provide inclusive, equitable, and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all –
but after 2 years of pursuing this goal the question of ‘how’ still remains. The UN convened a high-level meeting to help answer this question. “Access to quality education is not only a goal in itself, but a fundamental building block of creating a better world of sustainable peace, prosperity, and development,” said current General Assembly President Peter Thomson during the opening segment.

Connecting to the Global Goals through Experiential Learning

We must be committed to offering a wide-range of initiatives to enable our students to become globally proficient, so they may successfully fulfill their roles as Global Citizens with an appreciation of our common humanity. We must aim to foster habits of mind, and a sense of global responsibility. This includes stepping out of traditional learning zones and comfort zones, to build skills necessary for cultural empathy, interaction, and future cross collaboration. ​

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