• Today is International Widows' Day: June 23


    Today is the launch of the first ever UN International Widows' Day, aimed at highlighting the plight of women all over the world who have lost their husbands. The UN says an estimated 115 million of the world's 245 million widows face poverty and discrimination, with many deprived of their inheritance, land and even their children.  The UN Resolution, passed…

  • SI UN Rep Elected as Treasurer of NGO CSW Committee


    Press release: 22 June 2011 Leadership poised to ensure an open, democratic forum for women’s voices at the UN June 17, 2011 – New York, NY – The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO/CSW/NY), one of three women’s committees of CoNGO that advocates for women’s rights and gender equality, today announced the appointment of new Executive Committee…

  • Last minute offer for the SI Convention in Montreal!


      To take advantage of this last minute offer for all new bookings, contact si2011-montreal@jdpl.com For more information about the convention, visit www.si-montreal2011.org We look forward to seeing you there!    

  • SI Reports from UNESCO Executive Board - International Migration


    The Executive Board’s Committee on International Non-Governmental Organizations held four meetings on 5 and 6 May 2011 to examine the “Relations with International Non-Governmental Organizations, Foundations and Similar Institutions”. The meetings were attended by 23 States Members of the Committee and 70 international non-governmental organizations. In his statement, Mr Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information and…

  • Breakthrough at the UN: Better conditions for domestic workers


    At the 100th Session of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, the Convention on Domestic workers and the accompanying recommendation were adopted (June 2011) . Only last year the missing rights of a great majority of domestic workers had been widely discussed and  it was decided to proceed with the drafting of the Convention, which then was  put on the…

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