UN General Assembly 2018

WAGGGS led a delegation of young women at the 73th session of the UN General Assembly, 2018.

UN General Assembly, the largest annual meeting of world leaders, has kicked off! The Member States have come together this year, to renew their commitment towards the SDGs adopted three years ago. Members from Governments, private sector, civil society and activists are coming together to implement the most ambitious global framework of our time.

Our #teamgirl is on the ground, too. Gender equality is integral to these conversations and our Girl Guide and Girl Scouts are making sure they represent the voices of girls from all over the world. To find out more about our delegates Lucy and Kelly, follow them on twitter at @WAGGGSdelegates.  

Annual #GlobalGoalsWeek is scheduled from the 22-29th September and our @WAGGGSdelegates have already attended the #SocialGoodSummit that brought together a lot inspirational speakers, such as Amber Heard, Actress and Human Rights Activist and Leymah Gbowee. If you haven’t joined the 2018 Global People's Summit to re-imagine humanity, check the website for updates. WAGGGS is a community partner to this exciting first ever 100% digital UN-led conference.

Our commitment to the SDGs was shared at the SDGs Leaders Reception hosted by H.E. Nana Akufo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway.  

The #Youth2030⁠ ⁠ Strategy, “Working With and For Young People”, to be launched by Secretary-General @antonioguterres and @UNYouthEnvoy Jayathma Wickramanayake on 24 May. It recognizes the power of youth is key to drive SDGs agenda. And 10 million Girl Guides and Girls Scouts are an important part of this movement. We look forward for #Youth2030 to live up to what it set to achieve and address the incredible challenges and life-threatening-risks disproportionately affecting girls and young women.

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