In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 66/170, adopting October 11th as the official “International Day of the Girl Child,” and proclaimed that the Day of the Girl would be about “galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It would also be about the empowerment, protection and participation of girls in all levels of society. Each year, the UN encourages communities worldwide to come together on October 11th and celebrate the International Day of the Girl.
How can you participate?
- As we move towards October 2018, mark your calendar for the 11 Days of Action (1-11 October), an Online series of social media events sponsored by the Working Group on Girls (WGG)
- Pay special attention on 5 Oct 2018, which is World Teachers’ Day – we will have social media ideas of ways to celebrate the teachers who inspire girls all over the world.
- Join us on our Facebook page (@LorettoUN) the morning of the 11th of October! We will be using Facebook Live to share exciting events throughout the day
- Keep an eye on the United Nations’ webcast for real-time coverage of IDG celebrations happening inside the UN! (webtv.un.org)
- Be sure to watch for the LiveStream of the Girls Speak Out Event that brings girls and girl-serving organizations together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl at the UN (this has typically been from 3-5 pm est on 11 October and can be viewed at webtv.un.org)
- Finally, use these #hashtags to interact with us and fellow participants on Twitter (@LorettoattheUN), Facebook (@LorettoUN) and Instagram (Loretto_un):