Older Women on the SI Road to Equality

Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative in New York asks: At what age is a woman no longer economically viable? At what age is a woman considered of no consequence and of no value? At what age should a woman not receive education and training? At what age should a woman

Emerging Human Trafficking Trends in the face of COVID-19

A report by Linda Witong, Special Advisor to SI advocacy “As we have continued our work during the COVID-19 pandemic, traffickers have continued as well. Traffickers did not shut down. They continue to harm people, finding ways to innovate and even capitalise on the chaos. The ratio between risk and

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.


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