The Working Group on Girls and the Day of the Girl:

October 11, 2012 was the first UN International Day of the Girl since the day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 2011. The Working Group on Girls marked this special occasion with a number of events highlighting the importance of girls: a breakfast at the Turkish Mission on October 4, the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) briefing, a panel discussion co-sponsored by the Mission of Brazil, and a twelve-day Virtual Summit involving girls in 26 countries.

The Mission of Canada continues to partner with WGG to host the annual IDG event at the UN. Canada invites other member states to attend. The Missions of Turkey and Peru participate regularly in the event. To date IDG is our largest and most widely known initiative. We plan to continue and build on this legacy to encourage and promote future advocacy for the benefit of girls.

Our Team

The International Day of the Girl team is a working group of WGG. Comprised of WGG member organizations, WGG Interns, former Girl Advocates and collaborative partners. The IDG Summit is the longest running signature advocacy program of WGG.  Learn more about  WGG programs and projects and consider joining today!

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