Friday, July 6, 2012

Girls World Forum 2012!

Today is Friday.  I am driving up to Atlanta on Tuesday, and will be departing for Chicago on Wednesday.  This overachiever freaked out when she realized she had less than a week before she was leaving and had not yet finished her SWAPS!  Lucky for me, my eyes got tired of staring at the computer screen doing editing work, and took a break all day yesterday and finished them.  Now all that is left to do is finish packing (which I have already started).

So, what is the Girls World Forum you ask?  The third and final centenary event in the series of Young Women's World Forums.  During this time, we will be tackling issues surrounding the Millenium Development Goals 1 (eradicating extreme poverty and hunger), 3 (promote gender equality and empowering women), and 7 (ensure environmental sustainability).  Throw in a little fun, a lot of Girl Scouts and Guides from around the world, and tada!  It's a recipe for something completely amazing!

I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to attend.  Even more exciting is the fact that Historic Georgia is sending me along with two girl delegates to represent us.  I will be posting while I am there, so I hope to give everyone some precious gems!  Plus, if any of you want any information that I can/will be getting there, please let me know and I will email you PDF scans on information.

On the other hand, here are some materials already available for you all to take advantage of:
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Development_Goals
http://www.unicef.org/mdg/
http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/wagggs/triennial.asp
http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/global_action_award/
http://www.wagggs.org/en/take_action/activities/gatbadge
http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/take_action/gat

For those attending, see you next week!  And for those who cannot, you will be missed!

4 comments:

  1. Hello! I will be attending the World Forum also! I am from Chicago, but I am representing the Central Illinois council and chaperoning 2 girls. I'm as pumped as you are! I can't believe it starts in less then a week!!
    I'll see you there! :)

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    1. Looking forward to it! Be sure to find me!

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  2. Hi there! I'll be attending the GWF as a chaperone as well! I'm from Denver, and helping represent Girl Scouts of Colorado. I can't wait to meet everyone! See you soon!

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