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An Introduction to Girl Guides and UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

An Introduction to Girl Guides and UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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  • 1. Girl Guides and UN Millennium Development Goals
  • 2. WAGGGS Today...
    10 Million Members
    145 Countries
    2
  • 3. WAGGGS Today...
    5 Regions
    Europe
    Western Hemisphere
    Asia Pacific
    Arab
    Africa
    3
  • 4. WAGGGS Today...
    4 World Centres
    4
    Pax Lodge – UK
    Sangam - India
    Our Cabana – Mexico
    Our Chalet - Switzerland
  • 5. WAGGGS Today...
    Headquartered in London – Known as World Bureau
    5
  • 6. World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
    To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world
    6
  • 7. UN Millennium Development Goals
    Adopted by all the 189 member nations of the UN in 2000
    To be achieved by 2015
    A framework to make sure that human development reaches everyone, everywhere.
    Source: www.undp.org
  • 8. UN Millennium Development Goals
  • 9. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    WAGGGS Message:
    “ together we can end extreme poverty
    and hunger”
  • 10. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 2: Achieve universal primary
    education
    WAGGGS Message:
    “education opens doors for all girls and boys”
  • 11. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
    WAGGGS Message:
    “empowering girls will change our world”
  • 12. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
    WAGGGS Message:
    “together we can save children’s lives ”
  • 13. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 5: Improve maternal health
    WAGGGS Message:
    “every mother’s life and health is precious”
  • 14. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
    WAGGGS Message:
    “we can stop the spread of AIDS, malaria and
    other diseases”
  • 15. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 7: Ensure environmental
    sustainability
    WAGGGS Message:
    “we can save our planet”
  • 16. Millennium development goals and WAGGGS messages
    Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
    WAGGGS Message:
    “we can create peace through partnerships”
  • 17. WAGGGS Global Action theme
    Unveiled at the 33rd World Conference in 2008
    Focuses on UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
    Encourages girls, young women and members to make a personal commitment to change the world around them
  • 18. WAGGGS Global Action theme
    Affirms WAGGGS’ commitment to MDGs
    Global Action Theme (GAT) resources
    GAT badge curriculum
    GAT Champions
    Linked to other aspects of work
  • 19. World thinking day
    World Thinking Day (February 22nd) themes based on MDGs
    2009 – MDG 6 – AIDS, malaria and other diseases
    2010 – MDG 1 – Extreme poverty and hunger
    2011 – MDG 3 – Gender equality and empower women
  • 20. www.wagggsworld.org