SI UN Representative in Geneva, Berthe De Vos, attends the United Nations Human Rights Council 42: ‘Women and Addiction’ panel discussion, and considers the issues surrounding women and addiction and the provision of their human rights. “This debate was in collaboration with Dianova International, an NGO engaged in addiction treatment
Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley - her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us.
by Maria-Laura Fornella SI Representative to the United Nations New York. "I attended the Panel on Universal Health Care as a Driver of Equity, Inclusive Development and Prosperity for All. Co-chaired by Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and Pedro Sanchez, President of the Government of Spain, this panel also
by Maria-Laura Fornella SI Representative to the United Nations New York. "What an unforgettable experience for me - a new SI United Nations (UN) Representative, at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The air was thick with excitement and expectation at 8:00 AM as
The Civil Society Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Forum, held during the General Assembly and organised by the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Coordinating Mechanism, creates a space for dialogue between civil society and UN Member States, together with international and regional organisations and constituencies.
World Water Week, Stockholm, 25-30 August 2019 A Summary report by Mary Muia SI UN Representative, Nairobi PPP Water Infrastructure Master Class "I was privileged to be a successful applicant to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) high level Master Class on Private Public Partnerships during the World Water Week
A blog by Berthe De Vos, SI UN Representative in Geneva, "Earlier this week, I attended the UN Human Rights Council 42: 'Widows and Conflict-related Situations' panel discussion moderated by Ms. Lois Herman, Managing Director WUNRN, Women’s UN Report Network. Initially, I felt saddened by the lack of interest from
A blog by Vanesa Treers, SI UN Representative, New York "The New York Times article “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis” by Linda Villarosa inspired the NGO Committee Status of Women meetings in New York in May, 2019. Just recently we heard the case of
Article by Evelyne Para SI UN Representative at UNESCO "Every year, in many parts of the world, we celebrate two important International Days in September. These Days are an opportunity for the public authorities but also for the civil society to which belongs our international NGO, to organise awareness-raising activities
A blog by Soroptimist member, Marlène van Benthem: “The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build