Sustainable Development Goals Book Club

IBBY has joined efforts with its partner, the International Publishers Association (IPA), to work on a new project launched by the UN: the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. Encompassing everything from health to gender equality and education, the Goals will mobilize efforts around the world to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

The Book Club will present a selection of books for children from 5 to 12 years focussing on each of the 17 SDGs. Each month a new SDG will be in focus and a list of relevant books for children will be announced. The book selections will be in the six official languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. IBBY members are supporting the project by identifying titles in these six languages and contributing to the selection juries.

Visit these Twitter feeds to find out more: #SDGBookClub helping children learn about the #2030Agenda and its 17 #GlobalGoals!  

The most recent information can be found on www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdgbookclub/. For the reading lists by SDG see the links below.

Goal 1: No Poverty - Reading List

The recommended books for this goal in English can be found here (see very bottom of page to reach SDG 1) This page has links to the Book Club recommendations in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger - Reading List

The recommended books for this goal in English can be found here. (see very bottom of page to reach SDG 2) This page has links to the Book Club recommendations in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. 

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing - Reading List

The recommended books for this goal in English can be found here. This page has links to the Book Club recommendations in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.