In 2015, countries of the United Nations set the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.” AFS-USA supports the Global Goals and we’re focusing more of our programs on them to amplify, and encourage action toward, their ambitious vision for a sustainable, peaceful world.

To learn more and make a difference, in your own community or abroad, explore the resources below and consider applying for a short summer Global Prep program that focuses on sustainable development and change-making.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Choose a goal to learn more about the underlying issues, specific objectives, and AFS programs that address them.

Resources For Students

Resources for Educators

Language-Specific Resources