KrakkaRÚV and the SDGs

In the series HM30, Aron Gauti Kristinsson and Steinunn Kristín "Dídí" Valtýsdóttir discuss the Sustainable Development Goals. In each episode, they look at one specific goal together with special guests.  

KrakkaRÚV, a platform on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) aimed at children and young people, produced the series in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The script was written by Birkir Blær Ingólfsson, Eva Rún Þorgeirsdóttir, Jóhannes Ólafsson and Sigyn Blöndal. Recording and editing was done by Sturla Skúlason Holm and the series was directed by Sigyn Blöndal. 

The series was aired in the spring of 2021 in the programme Húllumhæ and was also made available on this page, together with UN teaching material which the United Nations Association in Iceland had translated into Icelandic.

Episode 1 - Partnership for the goals

In this first episode we introduce SDG17 - partnership for the goals.

Episode 2 - No poverty

In this episode, we talk about poverty and extreme poverty in the world and in Iceland, and how we can overcome it together.

Episode 3 - Zero hunger

In today's episode, we learn about the term “food insecurity”, which applies when someone does not know if or when they will get their next meal.

Episode 4 - Good health and well-being

Access to health care is a human right, but not everyone has the same access.

Episode 5 - Quality education

It is not a matter of course to be allowed to go to school and get an education.

Episode 6 - Gender equality

In today's episode, we talk about gender equality, hear the story of Malala Yousafzai who fights for girls' education and move closer to the world hero on our hero scale.

Episode 7 - Clean water and sanitation

How can you fight a pandemic like COVID-19 if water and soap are nowhere near? We'll cover the issue in today's episode.

Episode 8 - Affordable and clean energy

Many inhabitants of the earth do not have access to electricity or the Internet and this creates inequality. We'll explore the issue of sustainable energy in today's episode.

Episode 9 - Decent work and economic growth

What is economic growth? Dídí is going to explain the term to us in today's episode.

Episode 10 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure

New challenges call for new solutions. In this episode we explore SDG 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure.

Episode 11 - Reduced inequalities

We should all have equal opportunities in life. In this episode we look at SDG 10 about how we can reduce inequalities.

Episode 12 - Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 11 shows us how we can make cities and communities sustainable. So many people live in cities and we have to find solutions to various problems that come with that.

Episode 13 - Responsible consumption and production

Did you know that eight million tons of plastic are thrown into the sea every year? SDG 12 looks at what we buy and how we dispose of it.

Episode 14 - Climate action

We need to take action for the climate, and in this episode we cover what can be done and what we can do.

Episode 15 - Life below water

SDG 14 is about protecting life in the world's oceans and waters. We have to be careful not to overfish and not pollute the sea.

Episode 16 - Life on land

Jungles are sometimes called the lungs of the earth because they absorb so much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But what can we do to protect life on land?

Episode 17 - Peace, justice and strong institutions

The United Nations were founded in 1945 after the Second World War in order to promote peace in the world. The guest of the show is Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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