“We have a lot of programs and activities for kids and actually meet about 100'000 people face to face each year. Most of them children and kids”
– Ellen Sporstøl –
“Our main objective is to get children interested and talking about these sustainable goals, and more importantly about possible solutions.”
– Ellen Sporstøl –
“The Norwegian SDG Library features good books whose content will resonate with the reader and inspire them to make their own reflections on the topics.”
– Kristin Ørjasæter –
“Books help children make up their own mind on things, even if the SDGs seem of a little local relevance”
– Kristin Ørjasæter –
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Book Club

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development clearly identifies young people as “critical agents of change”. Books provide a gateway to inspire, foster new understandings and experience different perspectives.

Launched in 2019, the SDG Book Club enables children to interact and better understand the principles behind the Global Goals. Developed for children aged between 6-12, the club provides a curated reading list of books from around the world, available in all six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. New local language chapters continue to be added to the SDG book club family.

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SDG Children’s Book Club Local Chapters

IPA members and other local and regional stakeholders have used the concept to develop local chapters of the SDG children’s book clubs in their own language to reflect their own environment and local context. The IPA together with the UN Publications team has supported the creation of the following local chapters:

Developing your own book club

Are you interested in setting up your own SDG Book Club.
Read this Guide to setting up your own Book club.