Sustainable Development Goals
WAGGGS supporting girls and young women to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals
Global Goals for Sustainable Development
In 2015 the UN General Assembly agreed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The goals represented an agreement to tackle challenges facing the world including poverty, climate change, health and inequality. In 2016 world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals.
WAGGGS and the Sustainable Development Goals
WAGGGS welcomes the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals to initiate positive change in the lives of girls and young women. It hopes the Goals will drive gender equality and education for all throughout the world.
By developing its own framework of themes, WAGGGS focus is on energy, programming and advocacy to create the world it wants to see for girls and young women.
WAGGGS Framework of Themes
A brochure on WAGGGS and the Sustainable Development Goals is available HERE
Additional information on WAGGGS and its approach to the Sustainable Development Goals can be found on the WAGGGS website here
The Goals is a free online platform offering global education and learning resources on sustainable development solutions. Available to all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the platform offers information on the Sustainable Development Goals and how to tackle the Goals in a fun, interactive way.
By participating in the activities available, WAGGGS hopes Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will work in teams to gain skills in critical thinking and problem solving. These skills can be used by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to analyse problems facing their own communities and take action to overcome the issues and create positive change.