Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
01 September, 2023

NAE UNICEF summit empowers future leaders

Yubin, a Year 12 student at BSY, recently participated as a delegate in the NAE-UNICEF Summit 2023 held in New York City from July 12 to 16. The summit gathered over 100 Nord Anglia Education (NAE) student ambassadors from around the world to delve into discussions about sustainable development and global challenges.

During the event, students engaged in workshops, discussions, and presentations to broaden their understanding of sustainable goal development and how to address pressing global issues. Yubin expressed that the summit was a unique opportunity for NAE students to learn from experts and fellow students while nurturing their social purpose through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The summit's activities encompassed a range of experiences, from strengthening communication skills to deepening knowledge of global issues. Notably, the "World's Largest Lesson: 2023 The Halfway Mark for the Global Goals" provided valuable insights into the progress and challenges of achieving the SDGs. Participants also showcased their creativity through One Minute Challenge presentations.


One of the highlights of the summit was the presentation of the SDG group projects, where students passionately discussed all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With high-profile panelists and moderators present, the event showcased students' confidence and poise on stage, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees.


Yubin reflected on the impact of the summit, highlighting the development of leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among NAE students. The experience left delegates feeling empowered and motivated to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.


As the world marks the midpoint towards achieving the SDGs by 2030, Yubin emphasized the importance of remaining optimistic and collaborative and expressed enthusiasm for BSY's role in helping achieve the SDGs and fostering stronger connections within the school community. Armed with newfound knowledge and inspiration, her intention is to take action to enhance both the school and her local community in collaboration with her fellow BSY students.