The school curriculum in Lebanon is in need of significant refinement to reflect the most urgent social and environmental issues faced by our world today and Lebanon in particular. Accordingly, introducing Lebanese school students to the 10 UN Global Compact principles and the 17 sustainable Goals can greatly reinforce the students’ responsibility toward society and the environment. We believe that raising awareness can empower students while sensitizing them to the civic education component and contributing to the welfare of society at large.
Criteria for Participation
1. Be a grade 10 student enrolled in a public or private school
2. Each school can form up to 5 groups maximum
3. Form a team of 2 to 6 students.
The 10 UN Global Compact Principles
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
17 Sustainable Goals
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequality
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life on Land
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- Partnerships to achieve the Goal
28 February: Deadline to participate
30 March: Deadline to submit the video
20 April: Closing ceremony and distribution of awards
1. Choose one of the 10 UN Global Compact principles that are spread over four themes (labor, the environment, human rights, and anti-corruption) and relate to one or more of the 17 sustainable goals.
2. Submit a short 2-3 minute video
In this video, participating students are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to demonstrate their understanding of one of the 10 UNGC principles and relate to one or more of the 17 sustainable goals. Ideally, students should select a problem faced in Lebanese organizations and demonstrate how the application of one of the principles can be a potential solution to the problem. Students are expected to direct and produce the short video by themselves. Participants have full creative discretion over the content of the video; the video can be but is not limited to a short play, a song, a poem, or an interview.
Students are expected to show understanding of a problem faced in Lebanon, find its complementary principle(s), and demonstrate creatively how the principle presents a potential solution to this problem.
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The 3 short-listed teams will be assessed based on their:
Reasonable Problem-principle combination
GCNL Sustainable Minds 2017 First Place Winners:
Ghazir Official School – A Son Age: Rose Sroujian and Rita Korkomaz