“Climate [action] is a core issue of our survival” (Jeffrey Sachs, 15 May 2023) Soroptimist International was represented by Dr Theresa Devasahayam at the 79th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP 79) held in Bangkok from the 15th to the 19th May 2023.
The 61st session of the Commission on Social Development (CSocD) took place 6-15 February 2023, at the United Nations Headquarters in NY. Under the chairmanship of Ambassador Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani of Qatar the session was held entirely in person for the first time since 2020. The priority theme for
CSW is one of the biggest events in the Soroptimist International calendar. Not only do we host our own Parallel Events, our Soroptimists participate as panellists for many more. A huge delegation attends the event in New York each year, and those who can't attend in person join as virtual
The Agreed Conclusions for the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) were confirmed by Member States on 17 March 2023. This year's priority theme was "Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women
Earlier this month in Vienna, SI Advocacy Advisor, Linda Witong, participated in and delivered a speech for the Interactive Presentation for Civil Society, addressing the Global report on trafficking in persons 2022. The 2022 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Blog of Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. UNESCO promotes the regulation of digital platforms. To eliminate disinformation, and the various hates messages that multiply on social networks, UNESCO aims to find a global consensus on the regulation of digital communication. Based on the Universal Principles of Human
On Tuesday 7 March in New York, the Bahá’í International Community held an in-personal parallel event for CSW67. It was entitled "Values in Innovation: Women’s Engagement in Reimagining Digital Technologies" based around their statement to CSW67. There was a full room of like-minded delegates and representatives, including faith groups and
CSW67 offered us the opportunity to participate live at the United Nations in New York and learn from the speakers who shared information specific to their communities. One such event, organised by the Soroptimists from the Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific (SISEAP) Federation, was held on Thursday 16 March.
Blog of Evelyne PARA, SI UN Representative at UNESCO Faced with the amplification of disinformation that is flourishing on social networks, UNESCO organised a world conference in Paris entitled “Internet for Trust”. It was a first of its kind, which brought together more than 4000 participants: governments, independent regulators,
How could we possibly have reached conclusions? I know that many Soroptimists like a good party and can enjoy themselves into the early hours of the morning but could you concentrate on important discussions into those early hours, debating intricate points of detail on an important international document with others?