Kyra and Heather applied for the NAE-UNICEF Student Summit in the spring and were interviewed by our school Principal before being selected to represent LCIS at the Nord Anglia Education Global Student Summit in New York.
UNICEF invited selected students from Nord Anglia schools around the world to present their ideas on the SDGs at an event during the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. At the HLPF, our students urged government officials to incorporate sustainability concepts and practices into school curriculums for the sake of future generations.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 goals set by the United Nations regarding social and economic development issues. The idea is for nations to tackle all of these goals by 2030 to make the world a better place with the help of citizens and companies.
UNICEF is challenging students at Nord Anglia Education to raise awareness of the goals and to work with their local communities to create solutions. During the last academic year, NAE students and their schools worked on addressing:
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
What happened at the Student Summit?
Student ambassadors from different Nord Anglia Education schools were invited by UNICEF to meet in New York to move the needle on the Global Goals. They joined workshops, seminars and debates, including speaking opportunities at the UN’s High Level Political Forum, a Model United Nations and events at the UN Headquarters in New York City.
"At Nord Anglia Education, we empower our students to positively impact their individual communities and the world at large," said Nord Anglia Education CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice. "Through our collaboration with UNICEF and the World's Largest Lesson, students across our schools have been hard at work coming up with creative ideas regarding sustainable communities and responsible consumption practices."