The “NAE - UNICEF Student Summit” 2018 in New York City
As part of Nord Anglia Education’s collaboration with UNICEF, student ambassadors from our schools around the world visited New York from 6-13 July to demonstrate how their schools are working to meet the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including through the annual Global Challenge.
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 raise awareness of the goals and to work with their local communities to create solutions. This year, students and their schools are working in particular on meeting these goals:
What is 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 (around issues within the Global Goals) and events at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Students were able to share their school’s progress and generate even more ideas for tackling the goals, as well as seeing some of New York in person!
Any student from Years 10-12 can apply for selection within their individual schools. This year, Subhi and Riju, who are both entering Year 13 in the new academic year were selected to participate. Student ambassadors are generally keen on debating and passionate about achieving the Global Goals within their own school community.