• Influencing the Action Agenda for 2015 and beyond: SI at UN DPI/NGO Conference


    Image: SI delegates at the last UN DPI/NGO Conference in 2011 A Soroptimist International delegation will be attending the 65th Annual United Nations Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations next week to push for a Post-2015 development agenda that meets the needs of women and girls.  International President Ann Garvie and Immediate Past President Alice Wells will be leading our team of…

  • UN Secretary General marks 500 days left to Millennium Development Goals deadline


      Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at an event in New York this week.  “Action now will save lives, build a solid foundation for sustainable development far beyond 2015 and help lay the groundwork for lasting peace and human dignity,” the Secretary-General said at a special event at the UN…

  • SI Board announces improved global coordination of Soroptimist programme work


    A new body is to coordinate programme activity across the four Soroptimist International Federations to help plan SI’s worldwide approach to improving the lives of women and girls.  It will take account of our increased recognition of ECOSOC status and the decentralisation of the United Nations to more regional centres. The group, with a working title of Programme Strategy Planning…

  • Women, Peace and Security: Soroptimists Heard at the UN


    Soroptimist International UN Representative Bette Levy attended a meeting on Women, Peace and Security, as a critical component of the post-2015 development agenda.  Meetings like this one provide a valuable opportunity to Soroptimist International to provide information on best practice to help better the lives of women and girls. At this event, countries like Chile requested advice and recommendations to…

  • Help to End Sexual Violence in Conflict! - A Global Call to Advocacy


    Soroptimist International Advocacy Focus Sexual Violence in Conflict has been a major topic of discussion across the world recently. The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London in June, triggered much of this discussion. The Summit is to date the largest gathering on this subject. 1,700 delegates and 129 country delegations, including 79 Ministers were in…

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