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Language & Development Conference - November 2017 - Senegal

The 12th Language and Development Conference 2017 will explore the role of language in supporting, not hindering, sustainable development initiatives through inclusive education, economic growth and societies that are also more just and peaceful.  

Exploring three of the Sustainable Development Goals through the following sub-themes:
Multilingualism for Quality, Equitable and Inclusive Education;
Language, Skills and Sustainable Economic Growth;
Communication, Peace and Justice

You can register for the conference here.  The Early Bird discount rate is available until Thursday 31 August 2017.  The last day for registration is Friday 20 October 2017. 

The Entrepreneurial Scientist and the Sustainable Development Goals

British Council Northern Ireland has published a report which asks how can entrepreneurialism go hand in hand with sustainable development, with Northern Ireland leading the way through innovation? 

The report brings together the conclusions of a recent event which brought together academics and experts in the key three pillars of sustainable development -  economics, society and environment - to discuss what can be done to ensure Northern Ireland remains at the forefront in the global race for sustainable development. 

UN and British Council promote social enterprise in Asia

The British Council and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are jointly promoting the growth of social enterprise and social impact investment across the Asia-Pacific region to help support progress on the SDGs. 

The partnership will facilitate research, analysis, training, policy dialogues and offer guidance to support the formulation and implementatio of policies and strategies that foster social enterprise and create enabling environments for social impact investment. 

The aim is to support countries to promote social innovation, inclusion, sustainable job creation, and address some of the social and environmental challenges the region faces through private sector models. Read more here

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?

See what people are saying on social media and make your own contribution via Facebook and Twitter by using the #SDGs hashtag. 

Recent events:

Think Global/British Council Seminar Series

SEMINAR 1: LEARNING FOR ACTION - BRINGING THE SDGS TO LIFE

This first seminar, timed to coincide with our SDG exhibition, examined a global initiative to raise awareness of the goals; looked at the conditions that need to be in place for behavior to change; looked at London initiatives to engage schools with the goals; and finally, heard from a London school working with an international partner on a goals focused project. 

SEMINAR 2: EDUCATION FOR THE SDGS - A CRITICAL ROLE FOR GLOBAL SKILLS

In this second seminar we looked at various different initiatives that are underway to support teachers and students to develop these skills, and some of the challenges and barriers that lie ahead.

SEMINAR 3: PUTTING GLOBAL SKILLS AT THE CENTRE OF OUR WORKPLACES

The skills and behaviours that underpin success with the Sustainable Development Goals are also highly valued by employers around the world. They are seen as essential skills for the 21st century. This final seminar in the series looked at how the UK’s young people are being prepared for life and work in a global world.

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