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Leadership and the SDGs – HLPF

fre, 07/13/2018 - 17:44

A blog by Nicole Pantaleo, SI Marin County “What is leadership? “The process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement.” (Rauch & Behling) Is the traditional leadership model relevant in today’s ever-changing world? What other forms of leadership can be more effective for the public sector? Do

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Protected: Making Cities Inclusive, Safe and Resilient – SDG 11

tor, 07/12/2018 - 15:47

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Science and Technology – are we ready for rapid acceleration?

tor, 07/12/2018 - 15:36

A report by Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur – A snapshot from ‘Advancing science, technology and innovation for SDGs’ “An objective of this session was to explore policies and actions for advancing science, technology and innovation in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as envisaged in

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Business as Usual? HLPF Day Two – SDG7

ons, 07/11/2018 - 10:38

Day Two of the HLPF 2018  at UN Headquarters, New York saw thematic reviews focused on: transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies – building resilience; and advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for the SDGs. In the afternoon, the review of SDG implementation continued, with a session on SDG 7

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Five Minutes With the SI Convention Committee – Saradha Narayanan

ons, 07/11/2018 - 10:05

 In the second edition of ‘Five Minutes With’ we talk to Dr. Saradha Narayanan, Programme Coordinator 1, SI Convention Committee 2019.   Name: Dr. Saradha Narayanan SI Club: SI Club of Damansara, Malaysia Position in Committee: Programme Coordinator 1 SI Convention KL 2019   Q: When did you join the

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The Promise of Action – Opening Day at the HLPF 2018

tir, 07/10/2018 - 14:55

The UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), opened on Monday 9 July 18 July. SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, SI Director of Advocacy Bev Bucur and the SI UN Representatives, New York, joined more than a thousand government, business, and civil society leaders to discuss progress made by countries towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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High-Level Political Forum 2018

ons, 07/04/2018 - 17:37

The high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development will meet for two weeks, from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The theme is 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.

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Education, Food Security and Health in Long Tanyit, Sarawak

man, 07/02/2018 - 12:51

Sarawak and Sabah are situated on the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world north of the Equator. Sarawak is known for its rugged, dense rainforest and Sabah is famed for its 4,095-metre-tall Mount Kinabalu. The indigenous people living in Malaysian Borneo face threats from climate change,

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Mwihoko Women Group, Kenya

fre, 06/29/2018 - 12:23

Nakuru County, meaning ‘a dusty place’ is located North-West of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, situated in the former Rift Valley province. Agriculture is seen to be the backbone of the county and it is here that the first of five International President’s Appeal projects is gathering momentum, working with the Mwihoko

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Five Minutes With – SI Convention Committee

fre, 06/29/2018 - 11:52

The Early Bird Booking for the 21st Soroptimist International Convention 2019, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opens on the 21 July 2019!  In the run up to this date, we commence a series of ‘Five Minutes With’ interviews with the members of the Convention Committee, to find out

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SI Nordic Days – Using it without Losing it

ons, 06/27/2018 - 12:09

The annual Nordic Soroptimist meeting was held on 22 and 23 June 2018 in the Icelandic town of Akureyri with the theme ‘Our Environment and Energy – Using it without Losing it’. Over 180 Soroptimists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Switzerland were inspired by nine influential speakers on the theme.

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Kenya Delegation Post CSW62 Forum

man, 06/25/2018 - 16:45

A blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi “At the 62nd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) New York, 12-23 March 2018, The head of the Government of Kenya delegation was Professor Margaret Kobia, PhD, EBS, Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ministry of Public Service, Youth and

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY

tir, 06/19/2018 - 11:57

The United Nations World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June every year. The world celebrates so that we do not forget the needs and contributions of those millions of people who have fled their countries because of conflict or persecution, and are in fear of returning.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: SOROPTIMISTS STAND WITH REFUGEE WOMEN AND GIRLS

man, 06/18/2018 - 09:35

June 20 is World Refugee Day. Soroptimists must stand with refugees, particularly with women and girls who suffer more than others from poverty, lack of clean water and food, no access to education and healthcare, no way to earn an income, and gender-based violence.

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President’s Video: Women, Water and Leadership – the story so far

ons, 06/13/2018 - 11:39

Soroptimist International President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen brings news from the 2017-2019 SI President's Appeal, 'Women, Water and Leadership'. Two transformative projects are now underway in Kenya, and Bulgaria, thanks to the generous donations of Soroptimists and all Federations.

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#6 Your Voice at the United Nations

tir, 06/12/2018 - 17:05

Welcome to ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’   Cryptocurrencies, Cybercrime and Impacts on Women Side Event moderated by SI UN Representative Martina Gredler at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Twenty-seventh session, 14 –18 May 2018 On 16 May 2018, a side event took place organized

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Marking World Environment Day – Kenya

man, 06/11/2018 - 13:04

Soroptimist International (SI) and Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) members, together with the Ngara Girls High School, Nairobi, mobilised school girls, women and other like-minded stakeholders to participate in a school environment clean-up and tree planting event, to mark this year’s World Environment Day.

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Soroptimist International of Chicago Celebrates 80th Anniversary

lør, 06/09/2018 - 11:05

A luncheon to celebrate SI Chicago’s anniversary was held at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Niles Illinois, on Saturday, 2nd of June, 20178 The members dressed in period clothing as we traveled through Soroptimist history and met some of the remarkable women from the club. Soroptimist International of Chicago

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Water, Women and the rise of Plastic Pollution

tir, 06/05/2018 - 11:35

On World Environment Day, Bev Bucur takes a closer look at what is in the water.

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