Nairobi

The United Nations Office in Nairobi focuses on environmental issues, and covers the work of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). SI’s UN Representatives in Nairobi therefore focus on issues such as rural women, disaster risk reduction, and the effects of climate change on women and girls. SI’s UN Representatives in Nairobi are Betty Olouch, Sophia Koech and Mary Muia.

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Have we reached a positive tipping point on the climate crisis?

Article written by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "Fixing the planet's problem isn’t as possible, rather focus on how we basically live our lives, how we grow our food, how we dispose of our waste and protect our environment.” Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Follow up Implementation of the 4th Session of the UNEA 4

A blog by Mary Muia, Soroptimist International (SI) United Nations (UN) Representative, Nairobi "The incoming Executive Director to UNEP/EA, Ms Inger Andersen during the 146th meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR) to the United Nations held on 20 June 2019 remarked:  “We are at one of the

Household Air Pollution, A Gender Issue

SI UN Representative, Mary Muia blogs from Nairobi about the effects of household air pollution and the need to empower communities and encourage policy makers to heighten their awareness and ensure their commitment to reducing this common health hazard. "Millions of women cook on stoves or fires that fill the

Working Towards a Global Pact for the Environment

The Third Session towards a Global Pact for the Environment was held on 20-22 May, Nairobi, Kenya. SI UN Representative, Beatrice Olouch was in attendance. "The conference was well attended by Member States delegations. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, and those that are accredited

Global Warming and Geoengineering

A blog by Beatrice Oluoch, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "A pre-UNEA 4 event, hosted by The Carnegie Climate Engineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), was held on 6 March 2019. The topic for discussion was Learning to govern geoengineering: insights from different experiences on environmental governance. When I first looked at the

Reflection on the Outcome of the Fourth Session of the UNEA-4

A blog by By Mary Muia, SI UN Representative, Nairobi “You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes you might find You get what you need" – Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” A quote from the Rolling Stones, above, sets the tone

Addressing Menstrual Hygiene Management

Blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi The Fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 4) Side Event on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) dialogue was organised by Women Major Group (WMG) and co-hosted by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) on Wednesday 13th March. Equipped with knowledge and evidence provided by SI grassroots projects,

Soroptimists Engage at the Fourth Session UN Environment Assembly Nairobi Kenya

Blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi "Women and girls are differently affected by desertification, deforestation, climate change and natural disasters owing to gender inequalities, and it is imperative to recognise the active role of women as agents of change in innovative solutions, sustainable consumption, and production.  Identifying and

Kenya Delegation Post CSW62 Forum

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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