Paris

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is based in Paris, meaning that the SI UN Representatives there primarily focus on education. However, because UNESCO and the NGO Committee there organise periodic fora on various issues, SI UN Representatives often adapt their workload in order to engage with the subjects of those fora such as water for all, and women and poverty.

SI’s United Nations Representatives in Paris are Marie-Christine Gries, Rina Dupriet and Evelyne Para (Centre Contact).

Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic: Communication and Culture

SI United Nations (UN) Representative, Evelyne Para, brings us the third instalment in her series of blogs about how Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog focuses on Communication, Information, and Culture. "To face the consequences of the global COVID-19 crisis, the mobilisation of local associations

UNESCO Release Report on Education and Civil Society

UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education 2030 (CCNGO) Coordination Group has released a new report, entitled "The Role of Civil Society Organisations in 2050 and Beyond". The CCNGO Group represents 300 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and the independent report has been submitted to

Our Voice at the UN – Paris

This edition introduces SI’s advocacy efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The United Nations (UN) Agency in Paris is the home of UNESCO, where Soroptimist International has three UN representatives, Marie-Christine Gries, Evelyne Para, and Rina Dupriet, whose work and expertise covers the role of

Solidarity of NGOs facing the pandemic: Education

SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para, brings us the next instalment in her series of blogs about how NGOs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog focuses on education and distance learning. The great solidarity of civil society and UNESCO's partner NGOs are helping populations in the field, especially the

Artificial Intelligence: A Regression for Gender Equality?

Blog by Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative in Paris. On 8 March, International Women's Day, UNESCO and the World Economic Forum organised a webinar focused on women in digital technologies, called "Girl Trouble: Breaking through the bias in AI". Gabriella Ramos, Sustainable Development Goals sector for Human Social Sciences at

Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic

Part One in the "Solidarity of NGOs Facing the Pandemic" blog series by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO. The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis affects all citizens of our planet - health, economic, social, cultural and humanitarian, and particularly those with increased vulnerability. At the heart of this crisis, the

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