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

Climate Justice – what does it mean?

A blog by Pat Black "In 2015 everyone celebrated when all the UN Member States signed up to the ‘Paris Agreement’ on climate change. It made international news headlines, unusual for a UN Agreement. When President Donald Trump announced last year he would withdraw the USA from the agreement he

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A blog by Wanda Peters, SI Public Relations Officer "On 3 May 2018, I attended a keynote address and panel discussion entitled ‘Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion’ in the Academiegebouw, one of the beautiful old buildings of Utrecht University. This year, on 10 December to be precise, it


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