The Creative Cities of Literature highlight SDGs through #17Booksfor17SDGs campaign
In a twist on the traditional end-of-the-year “best of” lists of readings, the UNESCO Cities of Literature will issue a list of “17 Books for the 17 SDGs” between 2 and 18 December.
Each day, the Creative Cities of Literature will post book suggestions from their cities and countries to social media, using the hashtag #17Booksfor17SDGs. A different Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) will be highlighted everyday through books’ recommendations on specific dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The books proposed might be nonfiction titles that specifically address an SDG, as well as works of fiction that tie into the theme.
At least 11 of the 39 UNESCO Cities of Literature will take part directly, while others will repost and retweet these selections to broaden the reach of the message.
The project, initiated by the Iowa City UNESCO Creative City of Literature, seeks to draw attention to the SDGs and to show the value in raising awareness to the 2030 Agenda.
All the UNESCO Creative Cities are invited to join the #17Booksfor17SDGs on social media by sharing their reading suggestions on Sustainable Development!