Jess McCabe // 14 April 2010
One young woman from each G20 country will meet in Toronto, 10 days before the G20 summit, with the aim of drawing more attention to girls’ and women’s interests and contributions.
The girls will submit to the G20 “tangible ideas about the direction they need to take to realise the Millennium Development Goals“.
(The G20 representatives will be from: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, UK, USA and a representative of the European Union.)
On June 26th and 27th, G20 leaders will gather in Toronto to discuss measures to promote global financial stability and ways to achieve a sustainable economic growth and development. All organizations and businesses striving for economic growth and development understand the need to utilize all resources – financial, material and human. Similarly, world leaders must recognize the importance of leveraging the world’s 3.3 billion girls and women in the search for innovative, sustainable and socially responsible solutions to global challenges.
That’s why, from Jun 16th -18th, twenty girls from the G20 countries will come together in Toronto to present, discuss and promote tangible, innovative and scalable solutions that put girls and women front and centre on the G20 agenda. If you are a passionate, forward-thinking, solution-oriented girl between the ages of 18-20 from a G20 country you could be one of the G(irls) 20 Summit change makers. Apply to attend the G(irls)20 Summit and be a voice representing the 3.3 billion girls and women around the world.