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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

ons, 07/29/2020 - 20:24

30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. SI UN Representative, Jacqueline Shapiro reflects on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the urgent issue of human trafficking.

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We are the Drivers of Change

ons, 07/29/2020 - 14:24

"The COVID-19 pandemic can either derail efforts toward the Sustainable Development Goals or, if purposefully managed, can open space to accelerate the processes". Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, blogs about the International Science Council's High-level Political Forum Side Event, 'Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways toward achieving transformation'. 

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The High-Level Political Forum 2020: a whimper or a bang?

tir, 07/28/2020 - 15:13

SI UN Representative, Frances Zainoeddin provides a candid review of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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A Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery

tir, 07/28/2020 - 13:57

SI's Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong, introduces the World Health Organisation's Manifesto for a Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery.

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UNESCO LAUNCHES GLOBAL SKILLS ACADEMY

man, 07/27/2020 - 16:07

Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative in Paris, blogs about the “Skills Academy” created by partners to UNESCO.

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Momentous Victory Against Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

fre, 07/17/2020 - 10:30

The International Labour Organisation announces a historic breakthrough with the Violence and Harassment Convention (190).

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How has COVID-19 impacted Sustainable Development Goal 1: ‘No Poverty’?

ons, 07/15/2020 - 10:47

SI Advisor to Advocacy, Pat Black questions if COVID -19 has quashed the world's chances of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1: 'End Poverty in All it Forms Everywhere' (SDG 1) by 2030?

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An Interview with Dr. Josephine Kulea, Samburu Girls Foundation

fre, 07/10/2020 - 14:28

SI President’s Appeal Coordinator, Ayushi Kundu, speaks to Dr. Josephine Kulea, HSC, Founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF), a courageous youth activist whose work addresses Harmful Cultural Practices in Kenya.

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SI Annual General Meeting

ons, 07/08/2020 - 17:01

SI President Sharon Fisher cordially invites Soroptimists to register their interest for the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Soroptimist International, as silent observers.

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Major Groups and other Stakeholders – HLPF Meetings

ons, 07/08/2020 - 09:31

Links to registration of HLPF events.

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New Beginnings – The Soroptimist International Africa Federation

tir, 07/07/2020 - 11:34

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the inauguration of the Soroptimist International Africa Federation.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter

fre, 06/26/2020 - 14:37

26 June 1945, is recognised as one of the most significant dates in modern history. Following months of negotiations, representatives from 50 countries signed the Charter of the United Nations.

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There’s Power in Partnership

tor, 06/25/2020 - 13:29

SI Representative to UNESCO, Marie-Christine, and guest blogger Martine Levy, WAGGGS Representative to UNESCO, demonstrate the power of partnership for women and girls.

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Build back better, build back greener – Act#ForNature

tor, 06/25/2020 - 12:34

As part of the preparations for UNEA-5, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEA Presidency, and partners from Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) organised The Act #For Nature Forum on the Sunday 7-12 June 2020.

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Launch of UN Human Rights Report 2019

tor, 06/25/2020 - 11:43

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, invited Non-Governmental Organisations to join her for the virtual launch from Geneva of the UN Human Rights Report 2019 at the beginning of June.

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COVID-19 AND FOOD SECURITY: THE CASE OF AFRICA

tir, 06/23/2020 - 12:58

SI UN Representative to the FAO, Liliana Mosca, reports on the impact of COVID-19 on food security across Africa.

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“FEEDING THE FORGOTTEN”: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 2 IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

fre, 06/19/2020 - 14:55

Food is intrinsic for survival and is a fundamental human right. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 posits that by 2030, it is aimed that hunger and malnutrition will be eradicated. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, this goal may never materialise. While the world is focused on the arrival of a vaccine; governments anxiously wanting to open up their economies; and the ordinary person wishing for their lives to return to what it was before the emergence of the pandemic; a more pressing concern is the growing numbers of individuals, families and communities that will go hungry. I

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Soroptimist International HLPF Report 2020

ons, 06/17/2020 - 15:41

Soroptimist International announces its report to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum, 'The Road to Equality: The Sustainable Development Goals, Women & Girls'.

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Beijing+25: Women and the Environment

tir, 06/16/2020 - 15:36

As the first in our series of blogs relating to the twelve critical areas of concern outlined in the Beijing Platform for Action,  Janet Hall Schempf, Environmental Impact Analyst, Habitat Biologist, and SIA Member, examines the impact of environmental changes on progress towards gender equality in the world today.

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Water, Sanitation, and Climate Action

tir, 06/16/2020 - 12:49

SI Advocacy Advisor, Pat black reports from the UN High-Level Virtual Panel Meeting, 'Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through Water, Sanitation and Climate Action'.

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