UN SDG Book Club: Intensive Reading Study

Host: Hope to the Future Association

Intensive Reading Study Group is an intensive and professional English class based on the high-end English books selected by the UN selection committee including the UN publications and the International Publisher Association in New York, USA. Based on the International Model UN curriculum, the study club consists of individual/group English discussions and presentations on the book, Model iBT TOFEL test, and expert feedback based on the US Educational Testing Service (ETS).

UN Books Reading Activity

  • Reading books chosen by the UN Selection Committee
  • In-depth education based on the SDGs

Essay Writing

  • Writing book reports and essays on the monthly theme
  • Expert feedback based on the US Educational Testing Service (ETS)

UN Agenda Presentation

  • Individual presentation based on case studies
  • Meeting with young leaders/experts

Youth Translator for UN Books

  • Analyzing the UN annual reports
  • Participating as youth translator when UN Books publications

Curriculum Details (sample)

Week 1

Understanding the UN SDGs and monthly theme study

Short English presentation (Individual / 3 mins.)

Week 2

Debate based on the books from the UN Selection Committee
Short English presentation (Individual / 3 mins.)

Week 3English book report submission
Expert feedback and essay evaluation by ETS Criterion
Week 4Career Development Session - Online meeting with Ivy League mentors
First draft guideline for the SDGs essay
Week 5Analyzing the UN annual reports (i.e. UN Women, UNDP)
Week 6SDGs Global Issue Presentation - Career-related individual presentation (5-6 mins.)
Week 7

SDGs Global Issue Presentation - Free group presentation ( 9-10 mins.)

Week 8
Online discussion with the UN experts / Closing ceremony

Benefits for Completion

1. Youth Representative Panel for the SDGs Academic Forum


Youth Speakers

SDGs Academic Forum 2020: PlanetCho Chang-beom, Vice President of the United Nations Association Republic of Korea
Choi Hyun-ah, Senior Researcher at Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea

Kim Jun-seok

Park Na-eun

Park Chae-rin

Woo Min-ji

Han Su-min

SDGs Academic Lecture 2020: Peace and DisarmamentKim Won-soo, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United NationsYeo In-yeol
The 1st UN/International Organization Expert LectureOh Joon, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United NationsDoh Hyung-jun
Park Na-eun
Yeo In-yeol
The 1st SDGs Book Seminar: SDG 7 Sustainable Energy-Richard Shin
Kim Jong-min
Oh Chae-won
Kim Hae-lynn
Lee Seo-rim
Park Na-eun

2. Final Report Publication

3. Youth Translator for the UN Books Translation Project

Original Publication

Korean Publication

1Action for Disarmament: 10 Things you can do!

ISBN (PDF): 9789210541114

(UN-iLibrary https://www.un-ilibrary.org/content/books/9789210541114)

군축을 위한 10가지 행동

Youth Translators:

Son San, Daewon Foreign Language High School

Lee Da-yeon, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies

2The Essential UN

ISBN (PDF): 9789213626993

(UN-iLibrary https://www.un-ilibrary.org/content/books/9789213626993)
유엔의 필수 이해
Youth Translators:
Kim Ye-jee, Daewon Foreign Language High School
Ryou Dong-hyun, Shinbanpo Middle School
Yun Hyunyeob, Wilbraham&Monson Academy
Han Ji-min, Daewon Foreign Language High School
Hong Ji-su, Branksome Hall Asia
3United Nations Guide to Model UN
ISBN: 9789211014198
(UN shop https://shop.un.org/zh/node/89410)
유엔이 전하는 모의유엔회의의 실제
Youth Translators:
Kim Jun-seok, Chadwick International School
Han Su-min, Korea International School
Lee Jin-hee, Daewon Foreign Language High School
Jaegar Moo-jin, St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju
Jo Yeong-jae, Brewster Academy
Seo Woo-seong, Rangitoto College

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