GDT 2020 Off to a Literal Flying Start!

Hello and welcome to the inaugural post of our GDT blog for 2020! We are quite literally off to a flying start, having just jetted 26 hours to get to our destination here in New York City!

22 of New Zealand’s youngest and most outstanding leaders have embarked on a month long educational tour of a lifetime, with 4 tertiary directors.

Over the next month, we will be bringing you their stories, as they jet through New York, London, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and San Francisco. 

We’re meeting some outstanding social enterprises, NGOs and agencies dedicated to tackling the challenges of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are an ambitious agenda to address key global injustices, and provide targets to help the world be a more sustainable place by 2020.

You’ll hear some insight into the meetings we undertake, as well as all of the fun activities we’ll be getting up to over the next few weeks.

Our first stop is New York City. Stay tuned to this blog as we bring to you our meetings with UN Women, the UN Permanent Indigenous Forum, and the NZ Embassy here.

From the delegation and our directors, we hope you are all having a restful start to the year, and hope you are looking forward to the tour as much as we are!!

Pictured below is the delegation just after lunch in New York’s financial district together.