Findings from the ‘World Drug Report: Women and Drugs’.

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, provides insight into the 'World Drug Report: Women and Drugs' from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). "Both the range of drugs and drug markets are expanding and diversifying as never before. The findings of this year’s World Drug Report:

Are we achieving the SDG’s for all?

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reports from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. "During the opening days of the High Level Political Forum, the UN referred to a 2018 report entitled SDG Progress Fragility, Crisis and Leaving No One Behind [1] in which it was observed that

Recommendations to the G7 Summit, 2019

A blog by SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries, following her attendance at the Women 7 forum in Paris. "The objective of the forum was to call on G7 governments to make political and financial commitments to advance the status of women worldwide and to push for gender equality. The event

The Future of Food

A blog by SI UN Representative in Rome, Liliana Mosca, from her attendance at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) International Symposium, 10-11 June 2019. "Malnutrition, in all its forms, continues to be one of the greatest challenges in these times, while under-nutrition persists in many countries.  We are also

Soroptimist International HLPF Report 2019

The meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2019, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons

A blog by SI UN Representative in New York, Frances Zainoeddin. "A convention formed to protect the rights of older persons will, of course, include older women, who are in the majority of people over the age of 60 - the fastest growing demographic cohort. The arguments for a convention

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