Among the 87 students, eight were selected to present to senior representatives of the UN and UNICEF about the work of the 13,000 students who actively participated in the challenge. The event started with speeches from the official ambassadors of Bulgaria, Argentina and Malaysia as well as the president of the UN General Assembly. The speakers all recognised the significance of the conference, shared the policies and actions taken in their respective countries as well as the prospects of global cooperation on the matter. The student delegation delivered a presentation on the different approaches taken towards Goal 2 and 3 and the potential for further collaboration with UNICEF to address the Global Goals over the next ten years.
As young people who are deeply passionate about sustainable development and the work of the United Nations, it was an invaluable experience for Nord Anglia students to be able to visit UNICEF, one of the biggest bodies of the United Nations and attend a political forum to see member states addressing global issues.