YWWF 2010 has started!
18 October 2010
From 19 to 24 October, 170 delegates from 90 countries will gather in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK, to take part in high level discussions about how WAGGGS and other key players can achieve the MDGs and help to change the world, and to influence the future vision and direction of WAGGGS.
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Discussions will focus on three of the MDGs which were voted as priorities by members of WAGGGS from across the globe in a poll carried out on this website last year. These three goals are:
- MDG1 “Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”
- MDG3 “Promote gender equality and empower women”
- MDG7 “Ensure environmental sustainability”.
Liberian peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, will be one of the keynote speakers at the event, together with UK’s Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson.
Delegates will also make a commitment to undertake a project in their own countries. They will also enjoy intercultural entertainment, they will participate in the Grand Finale for the UK’s centenary celebrations, and they will enjoy a visit to a nearby cultural site.
The outcome will be a statement of beliefs outlining what WAGGGS, national governments, and other parts of civil society should be doing to achieve the MDGs by 2015.
About the forum
The Young Women’s World Forum 2010 is hosted by Girlguiding UK and is the beginning of a series of international events which aim to empower young women to make a difference to their world and influence the future of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting as we enter our second century. In 2011 four simultaneous forums will take place at the World Centres and during the Girl Scouts Centenary in 2012, the USA will host the final Young Women’s World Forum.
Register for the YWWF 2011!
The Young Women’s World Forum 2011 will take place simultaneously in our four World Centres from 19 and 26 March 2011.The second phase deadline for applications has been extended to 19 November 2010, so send in your registration forms to make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity to celebrate the centenary and develop international friendships! Please note that any registration forms for the YWWF 2011 must be approved by your international commissioner.