SDG 4, Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, I believe that every child has the right to get free quality education
Flor Guadalupe Alfaro Flores
Flor's time at UNGA in 2015
Flor met the President of General Assembly - Mr. Mogens Lykketoft - and presented the problems faced by children in her country.
She and her fellow delegates brought in all their energy for the #LightTheWay action/2015 event. The event was headlined by these child delegates, where they took the stage and encouraged everyone present to demand for change!
Flor and other child delegates joined the event led by ex-Prime Minister of United Kingdom, David Cameron, John Kerry, US Secretary of State and President Santos of Columbia.
Flor's thoughts on SDGs
It’s now been a year since you came to New York and participated in the United Nations General Assembly where the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted. How have the activities and events you participated in changed your life in any way?
It changed the way I communicate with the world, regarding the lack of values in the society, and how we can contribute in solving the issues in our world.
Did your experience in New York make you more aware of any particular important development issues and possible solutions that you weren’t aware of before?
Yes, it made open my eyes to other issues around the world, made me look further than my community borders.
What is the one thing you want your government to do to make life better for the children in your country?
I wish we had better education and better quality teachers.
How have you kept in touch with the other children / youth delegates who came to New York?
I live in a remote area with a limited Internet connection.
What advice you would like to give to other children / youth delegates who will be travelling to New York for the United Nations General Assembly this year?
Prepare yourself, you will be meeting people from around the world, who made a difference in the world, they give you the push to stay with Save the Children.