International Day of the Girl 2016

Girls are actively leading the change today to create the world they want tomorrow.

Join #TeamGirl to be part of the team changing the world


In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 as the annual International Day of the Girl (IDG). It’s a day to promote girls’ human rights and tackle gender inequality, discrimination and the abuse suffered by girls around the world.  WAGGGS has been part of IDG from the beginning, choosing a theme and providing tools to support WAGGGS Members to celebrate IDG, raise awareness about issues affecting girls, and increase the profile of the work our Movement does to empower girls in 146 countries around the world.


The Global Goals were agreed by global leaders at the United Nations in 2015 to shape the future of the world, and bring countries together to continue the work started by the Millennium Development Goals. The 17 new Global Goals represent an ambitious agenda to end poverty, fight climate change, and tackle all forms of inequality by 2030. In this year WAGGGS’ theme of IDG would focus on 5 of the Global Goals.  A 90 minute programme created for WAGGGS members of all ages to discover more about the Global Goals, and build up your team to take action on the Goals you’re passionate about.


Download the Activity Pack 


United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals

  1. No poverty - End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. Zero Hunger - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Good Health and Well-being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Gender Equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Decent Work And Economic Growth - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduced Inequalities - Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Responsible Consumption And Production - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Climate Action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Life Below Water - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Life On Land - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Partnerships For The Goals - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


More Resources

• Global Goals

• Introduction to the Global Goals:

• Lessons and activities on each of the Goals:

• Posters explaining each Goal in child-friendly language:



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Last Update Date: 2017-10-19