Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

8-5-2019

Abstract

This paper examines awareness, perception and involvement of Nigerian youths in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the roles of libraries as stakeholders in achieving SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) policy guideline and funding programme was instituted upon 17 goals and 169 targets expected to be achieved by all member countries between 2016 when it came into effect and 2030. Even though SDGs is now in its fourth year, awareness and involvement of Nigerian youths have not been encouraging compared to other countries. The study highlights some of the reasons that may be responsible for low level of awareness and involvement. The roles of libraries in achieving SDGs were also examined. Recommendations made were that SDGs information materials should be made available and accessible in indigenous languages, on social media and that government should address various socioeconomic problems facing Nigerian youths in order to propel interest of Nigerian youths in SDGs. The study concludes that youths are vital if SDGs must be achieved and libraries should therefore rise up to the occasion by providing relevant information that will aid the achievement of SDGs by the year 2030.

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