The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) will be joining world leaders from 193 countries in New York for the 70th session of the United Nations’ General Assembly from 25 to 27 September.
At this historic gathering, leaders will agree on the 17 new Global Goals for Sustainable Development – which succeed and expand on the Millennium Development Goals – and set out an ambitious framework for combating poverty, inequality, and climate change.
WAGGGS is proud to be leading a delegation to New York to participate in this event - to speak up for girls’ rights and call on leaders to prioritise girls’ needs. This will be supported by an event on 24 September entitled “Girls Do: Girls as Agents of Change for the 2030 Agenda” and will look at how spaces and conditions can be created for girls to be active drivers of the sustainable development agenda. Speakers on the Panel are:
- Hannah Stanton, WAGGGS Youth Delegate, Sweden
- Thammy Chong Soo Hui, WAGGGS Youth Delegate, Malaysia
- Rocio del Ramirez Gonzalez, Restless Development Youth Researcher, Mexico
Youth Development Leaders
- Mark Nowottny, Director of Global Policy & Practice, Restless Development
- Kallayaphorn Jaruphand, Lead on Coordination & Planning, UN Millennium Campaign
- Kristin Hetle, Director of Strategic Partnership Division, UN Women
Also while at the UN General Assembly, WAGGGS will be delivering a presentation on the impact of our Global Action Theme, reflecting on how girls and young women have taken action to advance the Millennium Development Goals between 2008 and 2015.
Lighting the Way
We are also thrilled to announce that three of our young women - Emily Rodriguez from Sweden, Kristen Grennan from the USA, and Tsinjoharinosy Rahaingoarivelo from Madagascar - have been selected to participate in the opening ceremony of the UN summit. These outstanding young leaders will carry a torch on behalf of their country, representing the hope and promise of the young generation. We are honoured that WAGGGS’ delegates will have the opportunity to play a role in this symbolic coming together of nations.
There is still time to register for this event. If you would like to RSVP please contact Karen Alleyne.