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We mentioned briefly on Saturday that we were successful in getting non-formal education back in the outcome document. I think we’ve recovered enough to tell you all about it…
As Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, we know the importance of non-formal education as we are involved with it every week. You can imagine our disappointment then when it wasn’t included in the draft outcome document. Luckily, we had the Major Group for Children and Youth on our side,…Continue
We are now into part two of the Rio+20 conference process - yesterday the Brazilian government took the text under negotiation and consolidated it. Lots of great things stayed in - like the paragraph on non-formal education that WAGGGS and the major group of children and youth campaigned for - but there were noticeable omissions.
These omissions include language around establishing a high commissioner for future generations and around…Continue
Back-tracking and regression is the theme of these latest days of negotiations and we're working hard to ensure that rights based language - particularly that from previous UN agreements - remains throughout the text.
What we really want to see is mentions of the importance of non-formal education and the need to address violence against women in the text. To raise awareness I am supporting two hashtags on Twitter and I urge you to do the same - #EducationEverywhere along with a…Continue
Our first day at the Conference began very well. Our delegation did a great job giving our Girl Guide cookies for the people taste. So we could have a bigger audience to talk about our association and our Side Event “Youth led solutions to sustainable development”.
In the Side Event we had excellent representatives, they spoke about their Country projects: