Elena met the Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi. She confidently struck a conversation with him while he was walking from one meeting to another. She spoke about two things -
1) How important it is for Italy to commit and support the Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescents Health. She handed him the Global Strategy report and that it would be important to her that Italy would play its part on it.
2) The second message was about child refugees and migrants. Elena has stressed the importance of actions that lead to permanent change.
The Prime Minister told Elena that the Government is working on these issues in a very concrete way, thanked her and Save the Children for their work and wished her ‘Good luck’.
Elena and all of Save the Children’s child delegates sat at the General Assembly where the new Sustainable Development Goals launched.
Of being at the UNGA, Elena says,
“To be at the opening ceremony of the 70th UN General Assembly has been so intense and exciting that I didn’t realize where I have been. Even if the Pope and Malala didn’t speak my language they succeed in inspiring me. I was really impress by Pope’s speech about climate change. I understood once more that all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are equally important because they are linked together. To guarantee a real development we should achieve all that goals and now it is really the time to act!”
Elena attended the Citizens’ Hearing - Nothing About Us Without Us - where she spoke about the EVERY ONE Village set up by Save the Children Italy at the Milan Expo 2015.
Elena presented the problems faced by the children in her country, mainly about equal opportunity to get an education and bullying, in front of the President of General Assembly - Mr. Mogens Lykketoft.