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.
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: