• Achieving Healthcare for All: Partnerships and Development

    24/06/15

    “One thing is clear: No single entity – no single nation or organization, can solve the problems alone We need to put the problems at the centre and mobilize all actors to achieve effective change.”  Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General Healthcare provision is in dire straits in many regions of the world.  Capacity limitations of healthcare systems in West Africa,…

  • Soroptimist International & Zonta International statement on the Financing for Development Agenda

    11/06/15

    Soroptimist International and Zonta International developed a statement outlining the approaches that governments need to take when agreeing the Financing for Development agenda.   View the joint statement  by clicking on the image above. To empower women and girls, and realise their human rights, we need more than legislation. International agreements, without good policies to implement them, mean very little…

  • Future Psychologists: Impacting the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Issues

    08/06/15

    It is well known that health is a major issue for international development. However mental health is also very important and its role in international development is often forgotten. SI UN Representative Angelina Akhvlediani attended an event hosted by the UN’s Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organisations, in partnership with the American Psychological Association.  Angelina reports for SI on the…

  • Bulgaria’s Human Rights Record Reviewed by UN

    05/06/15

    In May, Bulgaria’s human rights record was reviewed by the UN. This was conducted by the Universal Periodic Review , the instrument used by the UN Human Rights Council to ensure that countries are working towards achieving universal human rights access. SI UN Representative, Sabine Kinzer, attended the review and reports for SI.   Photo: the UN conference room where…

  • Around the World - May Projects

    29/05/15

    SI Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, Kids Fishing Day In a partnership with a local boating club and with the support of a number of local businesses who donated fishing equipment, jackets, food and fuel for the project, SI Kapiti Coast offered disadvantaged children an experience they would not normally have the opportunity to enjoy. The local boating club was prepared…

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