28 September 2015 – Today the project “World`s Largest Lesson” has been launched in Ukraine with the support of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This initiative will take place in 27 cities of Ukraine and, as a result, over 3,000 students will learn about priority goals adopted by world leaders at 70th UN General Assembly last week.

On 25 September, the leaders of 193 countries in New York adopted 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next 15 years. Achieving these goals will help eradicate poverty, overcome inequality and injustice, improve access to education - in other words, make our world a better place to live.

The aim of the initiative “World`s Largest Lesson” is to conduct lessons in 100 countries and ensure that the largest number of children around the world learned about new Global Goals. The “World`s Largest Lesson” in Ukraine is conducted by the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel in Ukraine (UNYAP) with UNICEF support.

"I am honored to be part of young leaders’ team who wants to change the world for the better. I believe that together we can approach the achievements of the UN goals and priorities in Ukraine\", - said Pavlo Iliushyn, Chairman of the UNYAP in Ukraine.

On 21 September, the training “World`s Largest Lesson” was held in the creative space \"Schastie HUB” in Kyiv for volunteers from different regions of Ukraine. During the training, volunteers had a chance to participate in the lessons \"The Global Goals\" and \"Education transforms lives”, and discuss the most efficient educational methods and receive training material to prepare their lessons.

The first lessons for volunteers were given by Pavlo Iliushyn, Chairman of the UNYAP in Ukraine and Tamara Beresh, Public Information Assistant in the UN Resident Coordination Office in Ukraine.

"Thanks to volunteers of the project “World`s Largest Lesson”, children in the most regions of Ukraine will learn about new Sustainable Development Goals. Iam glad to join volunteer team and conduct lessons for children in Volnovakha district. With the specially designed thematic lessons about Global Goals, education, peace, equality and animated video the process of learning will be interesting and interactive”,- noted Anna Postovoitova, volunteer of the project “World`s Largest Lesson”.

Among 50 volunteers who took part in the training were representatives of the youth team Teenergizer!, Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), Students League of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), National Pedagogical Dragomanov Institute, NGO “Society Initiatives Institute”, youth organizations AIESEC, CACTUS, Competitive College Club and others. During September 28 - October 2, volunteers will conduct more than 100 lessons at schools in 27 different cities of Ukraine.

UNICEF appeals to volunteers, teachers, director of schools to support the “World`s Largest Lesson” and tell the children about goals the UN plans to accomplish by 2030, because global dissemination of information about SDGs is another step towards to achieving them.

For more information, please contact:

Veronika Vashchenko, UNICEF Kyiv, +38.044.254.2450, vvashchenko@unicef.org

Anna Postovoitova, UNYAP, +38.095.397.9450, anna.postovoitova@gmail.com

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