Poll 11: Sustainable Development Goals

Poll 11: Sustainable Development Goals

Every year the United Nations hosts a conference to discuss how governments are improving the world. We wanted to know if you have seen progress?

Poll questions:

  1. How did you learn about the SDGs?
  2. Have you seen evidence of your government taking action to reduce unfair treatment of women and girls in your community?
  3. What are you doing in your school, community, youth group etc. to support sustainable development for example on issues like environment, ending poverty or inequality.
  4. Do you feel like your government does enough to encourage or support young people to share their views on how to improve their communities?

Poll 11

Image credit: U-Report July 2017


Results

Poll results showed 49 per cent of respondents had never heard of the SGDs. 15 to 19 years olds were least aware, with 60 per cent saying they did not know what the SGDs were. The results show there is still a lot to do if we want these 17 goals achieved in the next 15 years.

poll 1116 per cent of U-Reporters who had heard of the SDGs said they learn about them from school and 16 per cent through social media channels. When asked about government engagement to reduce unfair treatment of women and girls, less than half of girls had observed effective actions in their communities. 70 per cent of U-Reporters told us their governments should do more to encourage or support youth participation in improving their communities.

To see full results take a look at the U-Report website.


How we used the data

This information was shared in the United Nations high level political forum so governments and decision makers could know more about the awareness of the SDGs within the youth population.


 

Where you can learn more about the SDGs?

To learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals check out this website https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs


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