SDGs Teaching Resources
SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPromote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Use one or more of the Generation Global resources to teach about this SDG in your learning community. Select the resource you would like to use to learn more:
Schedule a live dialogue
Assign a self-paced online lesson
Download latest stats and facts
Teach in-person activities
Tips and examples for aligning this SDG with your class:
- Use dialogue to make real life connections between the content and subject you teach and what young people are experiencing regarding the issue.
- Use Dialogue as an activity that you come back to at key moments of a project to revisit the topic from various points of view and to reflect. For example, you might want to enter a dialogue on the subject before you teach a project, to help learners get personally connected, then host another dialogue at the end to help them explore what was learned and any new ideas that have come from the experience.
- Use data and facts about a topic only as a catalyst for the dialogue, not in the dialogue itself. Be sure to allow learners the space to bring their own personal experiences into the conversation and to explore instead of debating an issue.
Explore ideas of interdependence and shared data in a Peace and Security video conference. Next, investigate the SDG 16 Survey Initiative Instrument to gather statistical data and make comparisons with other tools.
Assign learners the Peace and Security topic on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure. Then, analyse the impact of the Sciences on peacekeeping efforts in different parts of the world, and document the impact it has made both in reaching targets and in the quality of peoples lives.
Host an in-class dialogue about the Declaration of Human Rights and how this applies to each learner as an individual as well as society. Use the ‘What does respect look like?' activity from the Essentials of Dialogue to prepare learners for the conversation.
Ask learners to participate in the Peace and Security dialogue space on the Ultimate Dialogue Adventure by crafting a post about what peace looks like for them in their own community. Use the Rules for Dialogue activity from the Essentials of Dialogue before to prepare leaners to engage in the dialogue space.
Additional external activities and resources:
- The Sustainable Development Goals Explained: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions- Patrick Keuleers, UNDP's Chief of Profession in Governance and Peacebuilding (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e0a7rpp1sw
- Fujitsu - SDG Communities 絆 | SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyjrtYRMqUM
- SDG Academy - Barriers to Lasting Peace Among and Withing Nations https://sdgacademylibrary.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Barriers+to+Lasting+Peace+Among+and+Within+Nations/1_0z5ffgt7
- Lesson Plan Goal: GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - https://worldview.unc.edu/lesson-plan-goal/goal-16/
- 170 Actions to Transform the World - United Nations - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iMdE6DLLuCqwq3K9U-DaTUWB6KyMa8QG/view