Coimbra, Portugal, May 10, 2022 – On May 9th, 2022 more than 80+ young leaders from over 20 countries and territories in Europe came together in Coimbra, Portugal to teach the World’s Largest Lesson to 1010 students in one day.

The AIESEC Regional President Meeting delegates were trained to deliver the World’s Largest Lesson to engage citizens with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, an ambitious agenda to end extreme poverty and fight inequality, injustice and climate change by 2030.

Led by AIESEC and World’s Largest Lesson, in partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation, UNICEF, and the University of Coimbra, the event in Portugal followed the successful launch of the World’s Largest Lesson. Since 2019, the concept has been spread around more than 20 countries and territories where AIESEC’s delegates taking the lead have educated more than 40,000 students, young people and adults on the importance of the 2030 agenda.

The event in Portugal is part of AIESEC’s collaboration with Electrolux Food Foundation to empower young people around the world to be more responsible for the sustainable consumption of resources, specifically food. This is an initiative directly centered around SDG #12: Responsible Consumption & Production. The facilitators of the lesson used the co-created toolkit called “Food Heroes” on sustainable food consumption for kids.

In 2022, we aim to have more on-ground lessons with our partners and spread more awareness on the SDGs as we believe that young people are the fundamental solution to achieving the SDGs.

About the World’s Largest Lesson

World’s Largest Lesson is an initiative to share the Global Goals for Sustainable Development with every child, and encourage them to take action to help achieve the 17 Goals by their 2030 deadline.

For more information about the World’s Largest Lesson visit: www.globalgoals.org/worldslargestlesson. Follow World’s Largest Lesson on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About AIESEC:

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Since AIESEC was founded in 1948, the organization has engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people globally through international placements and membership opportunities. AIESEC is a youth-run, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO.

For more information, please contact: Sumedha Tanwar, Communications Responsible, AIESEC International sumedhatanwar@ai.aiesec.org 

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