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Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals through education abroad

The Forum of Education Abroad. (2021) Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Education Abroad. Carlisle, USA.

These guidelines serve to direct the education abroad sector toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability by connecting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (henceforth referred to as the SDGs). The SDGs have received widespread recognition as a critical pathway to assuring the long-term maintenance and enhancement of human well-being in light of finite planetary resources. The SDGs are the center of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which provides “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.” These guidelines, like the SDGs, recognize that sustainability is an important aspect of promoting social and economic well-being around the world and counteracting climate change.

By aligning with the SDGs, education abroad can be carried out in a way that not only benefits people but also enriches the planet.

 Link to the guidelines