International events

Each year, WAGGGS attends or organizes major international events that put girls at the heart of the action. News, photos and reports from the events are uploaded in these special sections.


World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is celebrated every year on 22 February, and has its own website.

World Conference

WAGGGS holds a World Conference once every three years.

Young Women's World Forum (YWWF)

WAGGGS planned three YWWFs as part of its centenary celebrations.

Conference of the Parties (COP)

An annual conference for the United Nations (UN) Convention on Climate Change.

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

An annual functional commission of the UN dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.


The UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Helen Storrow Seminar

A high profile event offering leadership development opportunities for young women.

International AIDS conference

International Day of the Girl

An international day focused on the unique challenges faced by girls in all parts of the world.

World Youth Conference

WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP)

A programme of eight modules covering topic areas that enhance leadership skills and personal growth.