Scouting does not exist in isolation; it is part of the community and it needs to work in partnership with others, from individuals to organisations and institutions at local, national and world levels.
World Scouting was represented at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (20-22 June 2012) in Rio de Janeiro Brazil with 18 members, 12 of them being young representatives under the age of 26 years. The Delegation had representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Mexico and the United States of America. World Scouting’s presence at Rio+20 was prepared with reference to the 39th World Scout Conference’s Resolution 10/2011 on Advocacy for World Scouting, which builds on Recommendation M from the 11th World Scout Youth Forum on Representing World Scouting.
On 12 June, people around the world join hands to mark the World Day Against Child Labour – to raise awareness and contribute to ending child labour. World Scouting has been supporting the World Day Against Child Labour for several years now and many National Scout Organizations engage with their Scouts through activities and programmes on 12th June each year to raise awareness on this key issue. The theme of this year’s World Day is “Human Rights and Social Justice – let’s end child labour”.
WOSM’s long standing partner in educating children on their rights - the International Labour Organization’s (an United Nations Agency) International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour - has prepared educational activities for children and young people in collaboration with Education International (global organisation of teachers and education employees across the globe).
Partners in Scouting
World Scouting Partnership cover a lot of topics :
Children and young people rights
Youth Policies and Non-formal education