The SDG Book Club reading list for SDG 3 is here!

Date: 
Monday, 24 June 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019 | Worldwide | Department of Global Communications (DGC) 

The SDG Book Club provides an opportunity for children to discover new voices and concepts from around the world in all six official UN languages. It sets the stage for educators and parents to open discussions with children about each of the SDGs over the course of 17 months.

This month, children can explore the topic of health around the world and be inspired to contribute to achieving Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being.

Despite great strides in improving people’s health and well-being in recent years, inequalities in health care access still persist. Real progress means achieving universal health coverage and making essential medicines and vaccines affordable. SDG 3 is about ensuring everyone can live a healthy life and get the care they need.

Our new reading list for SDG 3 will introduce you and your children to characters who had to find a new way of living after an accident; you will walk in the shoes of a child with autism, and acquire practical knowledge about vitamins, medication and the history of medicine.

Through these books, children will learn the effects of health challenges and how they can help others who are facing them.

Visit the SDG Book Club website to learn more about what you can do to become a part of the journey to children’s growth.

Reading lists for SDG 3 for each UN official language:

Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

We encourage you to read these books with your children and hope it will inspire you to take action for everyone to live a healthy life.


If you are in New York, bring your children to Storytime at the UN Bookshop, every Friday at 3:15 pm, to learn more about the SDGs and how they can help to achieve them. Books will be selected from the SDG Book Club reading lists.