Rory Stewart, the Secretary of State for International Development, has launched the UK’s review of Global Goals, which are also known as the Sustainable Development Goals. The UK was a key driver in the development of this programme, designed to improve the standard of living across the world.
Stewart said in a statement made at Torriano Primary School in Camden, London:
“This amazing primary school in London is arranged completely around the Global Goals, in other words the children here are studying a normal curriculum but they’re doing it by thinking about poverty, by thinking about water quality by thinking about air quality and by thinking about their fundamental rights and the interests of the planet.
The United Kingdom’s Voluntary National Review is an opportunity for us to reflect – not just on what we do abroad in international development but how we conduct ourselves at home.
And learn through doing it and share with countries, from Malawi right the way through to Indonesia, what we’ve learnt in how to deal with climate, how to deal with water quality and how to deal with the real challenges that face not just us but every country on earth.”