Intrinsically linked – Women (SDG5) and Water (SDG6) High-Level Political Forum 2018

Organizer and co-organizers: Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Women and Water Partnership Contributors: International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Soroptimist International, NGO CSW New York Chair: H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN. H. E. Ambassador Bogyay began by sharing her country's

Leadership and the SDGs – HLPF

A blog by Nicole Pantaleo, SI Marin County "What is leadership? “The process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement.” (Rauch & Behling) Is the traditional leadership model relevant in today’s ever-changing world? What other forms of leadership can be more effective for the public sector? Do

Making Cities Inclusive, Safe and Resilient – SDG 11

Review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation: SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, 11 July at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Concept Note: Cities and human settlements are where many of our accomplishments and obstacles to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda are

Business as Usual? HLPF Day Two – SDG7

Day Two of the HLPF 2018  at UN Headquarters, New York saw thematic reviews focused on: transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies – building resilience; and advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for the SDGs. In the afternoon, the review of SDG implementation continued, with a session on SDG 7

SI Nordic Days – Using it without Losing it

A blog by Hafdis Karlsdottir, SI Iceland, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, SI President and Marlène van Benthem, SI the Netherlands. "This year the Nordic Days were held in the beautiful Icelandic town of Akureyri on 22-23 June, with the theme ‘Our Environment and Energy – Using it without Losing it'. Linking Energy,

Kenya Delegation Post CSW62 Forum

A blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi "At the 62nd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) New York, 12-23 March 2018, The head of the Government of Kenya delegation was Professor Margaret Kobia, PhD, EBS, Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ministry of Public Service, Youth and


A blog by SI UN Rep, New York, Barbara Rochman "The United Nations World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June every year. The world celebrates so that we do not forget the needs and contributions of those millions of people who have fled their countries because of conflict or


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