Merit360, 27 August - 11 September 2016, USA
A delegation from the British Council’s global Active Citizens programmes will be taking part in Merit360, the most significant opportunity for youth to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Merit360 is run by leading UK-based youth organization and British Council partner World Merit.
Over two weeks, ten Active Citizens chosen for their demonstrated passion for the Sustainable Development Goals will join an international group of 360 young leaders to develop a strategy to inspire the global community to take action and create change. The resulting Action Plan 001 will be presented to the United Nations and implemented in communities around the world.
The British Council Active Citizens Programme connects organisations and people around the world that are working to make a difference in their communities. It provides them with tools and assistance to develop cross cultural engagement skills and to run social action projects in their local area or internationally.
Learn from future generations
Gain different perspectives of #sdgs by learning from children around the world. Visit our Schools Online website to download classroom resources on the SDGs. View our Flickr gallery to get some inspiration to represent how your students envisage we work together to build a better future.
Join the #SDGs conversation
We want to engage as many people as possible in the conversation about the #SDGs. And that includes you!
The Sustainable Development Goals represent a huge shift in thinking about sustainable development. These challenges are universal, and need action from all of us. What contribution can you make to the SDGs?