MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Girls worldwide say: connect with us to save our planet

Day: Wednesday 16 December
Time: 3-4pm
Location: The event will take place at the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station, Bella Centre
Organized by:
Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO)
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) 
UPS Foundation 

Ms. Wendy Mann, Senior advisor on climate change at FAO and Eduardo Martinez, Director of the UPS Foundation, along with youth delegates from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will meet this Wednesday to discuss the role of girls and young women play in the climate change solution.

Girls and young women are the most affected by climate change.Yet less than half a cent of every US dollar spent on international assistance programmes is invested directly in girls and the UNFCCC does not mention girls or even gender. 

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, in partnership with the UPS Foundation, a founding partner of the Global Girls Fund, and FAO have just signed a partnership with the aim to support grass roots projects for girls and young womeen, which are the cornerstones of the WAGGGS environment programme.

The panel discussion will focus on how girls and young women can lead the way to a sustainable future, with youth delegates from Brazil and Hungary, Kenya, Lebanon, Australia and the US.

If you have any questions or require additional information contact:

FAO, Reuben Sessa, YUNGA Coordinator, +39 3408583070

WAGGGS: Rebecca Munro, Communications and Advocacy Director, +44 7790 589 706

last updated:  Wednesday, July 28, 2010