Women and Sustainability: WAGGGS at Rio+20

By: Harshi Hettige, Women Deliver; Blogs originally posted by WAGGGS

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is represented at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) in Brazil by a delegation of 24 young women from 15 different countries.

With 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries across the world, WAGGGS is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. The World Association supports girls and young women to develop their full potential as responsible citizens of the world by focusing on leadership development and active citizenship. These are delivered through innovative global education and community and advocacy programs.

The delegation is sharing their experiences at Rio+20 and their goal to promote WAGGGS key messages on their blogs and vlogs.

See one of their vlogs on the need for a High Commissioner for Future Generations here:

Flickr photograph via UN Women Gallery.

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    • Jun 22
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    I am totally opposed to the idea of an international “High Commissioner” using his/her authority the push the liberal environmental agenda down our throats—forcing us to support and fund things I don’t support.

    • Jun 25
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    Hi Shauna, while the Rio+20 summit focused on green economies and sustainability, we know that women play a vital role in supporting economies and fueling development. That’s why Women Deliver believes it is necessary to continue to decrease maternal mortality and achieve universal access to family planning, education, and other resources for economic empowerment among girls and women.

  1. Hey, isn’t “top down - bottom up” the mantra used by Obama appointee Van Jones of the Socialist/Communist movement to form One World Government tyranny and kill capitalist free enterprise? Why on earth would the USA give up its autonomy to some United Nations player? And why are Girl Scouts spending cookie money sending their reps to support this agenda while they sell of summer camps across the country?

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