UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Schools Without Borders is a proud partner of the United Nations'  Partnership for SDGs that aims to drive the implementation of the 17  Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Our early grade reading (EGR) and Social and Emotional Learning initiative is aligned with the United Nations' SMART performance goals:

  • Specific: Registered initiatives should aim  for concrete deliverables, contributing to specific goals and targets  under the 2030 Agenda. In the case of multi-stakeholder partnerships,  each partner should have a clear role to play.
  • Measurable: To facilitate review of progress, registered initiatives should set measurable progress indicators.
  • Achievable: Registered initiatives should set attainable goals and strive to deliver results.
  • Resource-based: Initiatives should have a secured resource base, rather than merely project proposals,                         
  • Time-bound: Deliverables should be time-specific.


Supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 4, 5, 10, 11and 17:

  • Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages 
  • Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
  • Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
  • Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries      
  • Goal 11  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
  • Goal 17  Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development