SDG Pyramid

SDG Goals The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched and adopted by world leaders and 193 countries on 25 September 2015 at an historic United Nation Summit as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in transforming our world.

The SDGs serves as a compass for the world so that we can meet our responsibilities to succeeding generations. The seventeen goals also combine to provide a tangible guide to our daily lives – a set of reference points to advise us what to do as peoples, as consumers, producers, civil society, business, and policy makers.

For the SDGs to be achieved, everyone needs to know about them and do their part: people from the governments, the private sector and civil society.

About the SDG Pyramid and Play Card

The SDG Pyramid reframes the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into 3 tiers where bottom tier of SDG 1 to 10 represents People issues; the mid-tier SDG 11-15 is related to Ecological issues; and the top tier SDG 16 and 17 represents the Spiritual or Value system

The SDG Pyramid concept is constructed based on the Balinese philosophy of Happiness, Tri Hita Karana, literally means ‘Three Ways to Happiness’. This philosophy espouses the values of maintaining the 3 harmonies: 1) harmony of people with people; 2) harmony of people with nature; and 3) harmony of people with the spiritual, thereby forming the SDG Pyramid to Happiness in the achievements of SDGs.

In the SDG Pyramid game, the player is required to stack the cards according to the 3-tier formation and wins the game if he/she is the first person to complete the formation of the SDG Pyramid.

The play cards provide a fun and interactive tool for both adults and children to learn more about the SDGs. The play cards are used at workshops and meetings as ice breakers and to get participants to articulate their thoughts on the SDGs. By playing, thinking and talking about the SDGs, the SDG Pyramid play card aims to encourage people to take an active step to contribute to the SDGs.

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