World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. SI UN Representative, Jacqueline Shapiro reflects on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the urgent issue of human trafficking. "With the primary attention of countries and communities everywhere focused on containing the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic,

Transformative Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, blogs about the International Science Council's High-level Political Forum Side Event, 'Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways toward achieving transformation'. "Six scientists shared their analysis of how to create pathways to transform economies and societies to achieve sustainability in the

A Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery

SI's Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong, introduces the World Health Organisation's Manifesto for a Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery. "On May 18, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released its “Manifesto for a Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery.”  WHO ‘s manifesto made it clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was far


SI UN Representative in Paris, Evelyne Para, blogs about the new “Skills Academy” created by partners to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  "The objective of the skills academy is to boost the employability of young people threatened by the economic crisis that's forecast to follow COVID-19.

There’s Power in Partnership

Soroptimist International works closely with many organisations to educate, empower and enable women and girls everywhere. In this latest blog, Marie-Christine Gries, SI Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and guest blogger, Martine Levy, representative of the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts (WAGGGS)

Launch of UN Human Rights Report 2019

A blog by Pat Black Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, invited Non-Governmental Organisations to join her for the virtual launch from Geneva of the UN Human Rights Report 2019 at the beginning of June. Ms. Bachelet outlined the work of the Human Rights Commission staff which


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