Winter is Coming to Bangkok with The Global Goals World Cup
Invitation to a football festival for the Global Goals (SDG's)
We are proud to announce the next GGWCup Tournament will kick off in Bangkok on September 30th.
The event will be hosted by the NIST international School in partnership with Chelsea Foundation and UNDP.
Once again, our amazing honorary referee Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be making sure that everyone plays fair.
Event details and update at the Event Page
Inviting all women to come play!
We are inviting women from all over the region to participate in this event, which is both meaningful and fun. This is not your average soccer tournament: Make your voice be heard by setting a team and playing for the UN Global Goal you are most passionate about. Read more about the special Global Goals World Cup rules and register a team here. Winning the matches only counts for 1/4 of the victory. Additional points are awarded for actions for the goals, engaging the crowd and creative style.
Leading up to the event, teams take action for their favorite goal, find innovative ways to engage their network and get creative about how to express their mission on the day through eye catching uniforms an team cheers.
Why do we do this?
Despite the many advances in combating poverty, conflict and corruption, women and children in many countries still face economic disparity, physical and emotional abuse, violence, discrimination and a lack of opportunities. They are also often the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. By leveraging voices such as Coster-Waldau’s, UNDP aims to rally public support to address these issues. During a press conference last fall following his appointment as their newest Goodwill Ambassador, he affirmed, “My main mission as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador will be to raise awareness and support for the Global Goals for a better future for all, which cannot be achieved without empowering women and protecting our planet”.
As a not-for-profit school founded on the principles of the UN, NIST shares UNDP's mandate in advocating for the SDGs through the school's mission to inspire growth, empower individual excellence and enrich lives. The most recent graduates included students who founded a non-profit coffee company in partnership with farmers in northern Thailand, built an early childhood centre in Cambodia and funded scholarships for children of the school's support staff. NIST alumni often go on to become advocates in their communities, including the Class of 2007's Praya Lundberg, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Both Chelsea FC Soccer School Bangkok and Eir Soccer share a passion for building communities and sparking change through sport. We believe that sport has a unique power to unite all kinds of people around the common goal of making the world better. This partnership with Chelsea, NIST and the UNDP is a perfect example of the kinds of innovative alliances that are needed in order to accelerate progress towards sustainable development, and we look forward to expanding the Global Goals World Cup series to Asia!
Inviting local stakeholders to participate.
The Global Goals World Cup is a unique opportunity for public and private stakeholders to engage the local community in a refreshing dialogue and address the challenges and opportunities for progress. Please contact us for more information about how to participate
What is Global Goals World Cup?
Watch this video to get an overview of our mission.