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Benalmádena school, pioneers in sustainable development

Students from the school at the CIFAL event.
Students from the school at the CIFAL event. / SUR
  • The Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada has been officially recognised by the UN for its promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada school in Benalmádena has been officially recognised by the United Nations for its practices in helping to promote sustainable development among its students.

It is the first school to be given this recognition and it was granted after evaluating the experience gained by students across the entirety of their time at the school with a special focus on their participation in social programmes and volunteering.

With this distinction, Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada can officially teach both students and teachers about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations which aims to eradicate poverty, guarantee a healthy life, a quality education and equal opportunities for all.

This distinction was made official at the 16th meeting of the CIFAL Global Network, part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in Malaga earlier this month.

It was attended by delegations from 17 countries, including UNITAR's executive director, Nikhil Seth.