Teaching the UN: Engaging young people with sustainable development and protection of refugees
Seventeen English teachers from new middle schools, technical schools, and high schools in Vienna took part in a two-day workshop on “Teaching the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals” , with a special focus on the situation of refugees and the Together campaign. After a guided tour of the Vienna International Centre and the presentation of SDG teaching material by UNIS Vienna, a colleague from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria gave a presentation about the work of UNHCR and the current situation of refugees in Europe. She also introduced available teaching material, providing the teachers with background information and good tips on how to deal with this topic in schools. The workshop was held on 25 and 27 April 2017 and was organized by UNIS Vienna, UNHCR Austria and the University College for Teachers Education Vienna.