SDG Awareness Session – June 6th 2020

A session was held by Dr. Asanka Eriyawa, the Asst. Headquarters Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association and the Better World Framework Coordinator, in order to educate the members of the troop on the Better World Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) adopted in 2015 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, put forward with the vision that by the year 2030, we would be living in a world that is fully inclusive of people from all walks of life, whether it be the disabled, refugees, a world with no discrimination between genders.

The Sustainable Development Goals are:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reducing Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

The session was held via the Zoom video conferencing platform with over 50 Participants.  After the session a survey was taken from participants on what they had done or would do to help to achieve the above Sustainable Development Goals.   The survey was met with highly positive feedback and after the session the new ‘Earth Tribe’ was introduced for the first time in Sri Lanka.

Examples of Survey Components

TL;DR- A session on the SDG’s put forward by the UN in 2015 was held on June 6th 2020 and afterwards a survey was held based on the subject of the session.