Simple Changes #65

Promote leadership opportunities to your staff to understand global contexts



While the world may be increasingly interconnected, human rights violations, inequality and poverty still threaten peace and sustainability. UNESCO works by empowering learners of all ages to understand that these are global, not local issues and to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable societies. Understanding how the world works and how our decisions have an impact on others, will make us better at work and at home. As a nation that aspires to be an outward looking nation and recognised for fairness and sustainability, taking part in international development activities demonstrates leadership and supports our role in being a Globally Responsible Nation.


Simple Change

By promoting International Learning Opportunities, you are offering your staff the opportunity to develop their own skills, whilst helping with global projects and making a real difference in developing countries.

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Who is doing this?

International learning opportunities

The International Learning Opportunities (ILO) programme provides a unique opportunity to spend eight weeks in sub-Saharan Africa working on development projects that are designed to enhance your leadership skills. This video from Academi shows the benefits the programme can provide.

Well-being goals you’ve contributed to

A Globally Responsible Wales

A Globally Responsible Wales,

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A Globally Responsible Wales

A nation which, when doing anything to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales, takes account of whether doing such a thing may make a positive contribution to global well-being

A Resilient Wales

A Resilient Wales,

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A Resilient Wales

A nation which maintains and enhances a biodiverse natural environment with healthy functioning ecosystems that support social, economic and ecological resilience and the capacity to adapt to change (for example climate change)