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. This year, students and their schools are working in particular on meeting these goals:
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
What is the Student Summit?
Student ambassadors from different Nord Anglia Education schools have been invited by UNICEF to meet in New York to move the needle on the Global Goals. They will join 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 will be able to share about their school’s progress and generate even more ideas for tackling the goals, as well as seeing some of New York in person!
Who is going?
In March we launched our search for our 2018 BIS HCMC Ambassadors. To become an Ambassador, students were required to have strong communication, diplomacy, and debating skills, and demonstrate significant contributions to the community, MUN, or global issues groups here at BIS HCMC. These students will be representing the entire BIS HCMC community so we went through a rigorous process in order to make our selection.
We selected three incredible students as our BIS HCMC Ambassadors and we are already very proud of them. These students are Doan Nguyen (Year 12), Vy Nguyen (Year 11) and Ashley Lee (Year 10). Click here to find out more about each of our ambassadors.
For students who are interested in joining next year’s event, please speak with a teacher at your school or with your Global Goals leader!
Want to learn more?
To learn more about the UNICEF Student Summit, take a look at this video regarding our work with UNICEF and the Sustainable Development Goals:
Good luck to all Nord Anglia Education students at this year's Student Summit, we can't wait to hear all about it!