Visit the United Nations

Sustainable development interactive tour

This new thematic tour for school groups provides an introduction to the concept of sustainable development and the UN's work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is tailored to young people aged 10-18 years.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed in September 2015 by all UN Member States provide a blueprint for 'transforming our world' between now and the year 2030. The tour aims to engage young people with this complex subject matter through an age-appropriate mix of show & tell and interactive games.

During the 90-minute tour, the basic concepts of sustainable development are explored through the example of energy. Participants learn about the UN's role in facilitating consensus on global issues like sustainable development as they observe a real conference room. They discover how the Vienna-based UN agencies, from the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (Se4All) to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), work in practice towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Finally, tour guides help participants find answers to the question 'what can I do'?

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