How we work with the UN
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has General Consultative Status with the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This consultative status allows WAGGGS to work with the various UN programmes and funds and its related specialised agencies and functional commissions.
WAGGGS has established partnerships and award schemes with various UN bodies and signed several Memos of Understanding with UN agencies including UNICEF and FAO.
WAGGGS develops special educational material with UN agencies, such as the AIDS Badge curriculum, created by WAGGGS together with UNAIDS (joint UN programme on HIV and AIDS) and ICASO (International Council of AIDS Service Organizations).
We conduct specific projects with UN bodies, such as the World Health Organization, which gave support to the WAGGGS’ initiative on the prevention of adolescent pregnancy.
WAGGGS works with the following organizations within the UN System:
- UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS(UNAIDS)
- UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
- UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
- UN Development Programme (UNDP)
- UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWomen)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- World Bank Group