Make Science Accessible

A blog by SI UN Representative in Paris, Marie-Christine Gries. “The concept of ‘Open Science’ is one of the most important and innovative ideas adopted by the General Conference for UNESCO. Open Science is a movement whose objective is to make the advances and results of scientific research universally accessible"(INSERM

Soroptimists advocating for Gender Equality

Ulla Madsen, Soroptimist International Assistant Director Advocacy 2020-2021 reports from the International Conference on Gender Equality, Istanbul, Turkey. "It was with excitement that I received an invitation from President Melek Berkem to be a keynote speaker at the conference organised by SI Etiler Club 15 November 2019. My topic was

An Ethical Approach to Artificial Intelligence

A blog by Rina Dupriet, as she joined fellow SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) event 'Youth Voices and the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Human-Centred Approach', in Paris. "The two panels were organised by UNESCO. The first panel was

The Weight of Words

A report by Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. "The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, has just published a handbook for journalists (see feature image) on the formulation and content of messages to report on violence against

The Power of Education

A blog by Rina Dupriet, SI UN Representative, following her attendance at the UNESCO panel discussion which introduced the 'UNESCO Strategy for Gender Equality in and Through Education 2019-2025'. "Education lies at the heart of 2030 Agenda. The UNESCO Assistant Director for Education said : “It is only through Education

How can we achieve the global education goal SDG 4?

A blog by  SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "I attended an event during the 40th UNESCO General Conference in November in Paris which focused on 'tools to help countries monitor and achieve the global education goal' (Sustainable Development Goal 4).  At this event, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)


Blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor following her attendance at the 'Smart Investment: financing for gender equality' side event at the Beijing +25 Regional Review Forum in Geneva, 28-29 October. "Investing in half the world’s population to see progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals is a

The Journey to Age Equality

A blog by SI UN Representative, Marion Prechtl following her attendance at the Symposium ''The Journey to Age Equality'', on the occasion of the UN International day of Older Persons held in the House of the European Union, Vienna. "The opening speech by Monika Vana (Member of the European Parliament)


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