World Water Day 22 March 2017

by SI President-Elect, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen "World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and to campaign for the sustainable management of water resources. The ever-increasing world population and the rapid spread of industrialization are resulting in a higher demand for the

CSW61 Every girl. Everywhere. Period.

Thursday 16 March, and another fantastic day at CSW61. Following yesterday's successful Soroptimist International event, Opening the Door to Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls (click HERE to read the story), today began with the Informal NGO Morning Briefing, organised by NGO CSW/NY with H.E. Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Chair of the

Opening the Door to Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls

Organised by Soroptimist International (SI), ‘Opening the Door to Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls’ took place on Wednesday 15 March at 10:30am, in the Hardin Room, Church Centre. Recognising that advancing women’s economic empowerment in the world of work is essential for achieving gender equality, this event took a closer look

‘Difficult takes a day – impossible takes a week’ Future leaders & economic empowerment

13 March saw the parallel event,  'Future Leaders Economic Empowerment in the Changing International Work World. This unique programme sought to address the major challenges of college leavers, particularly the high difficulty in finding employment in a chosen career. The event looked at ideas and suggestions for those who find themselves in such

CSW61 How Climate, Conflict and Migration Impact Work

by Advocacy Manager Caroline Mulligan. "As part of the CSW61 NGO Consultation Day organised by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY) on 12 March 2017, attendees broke out for discussions into five groups. Soroptimist International President Yvonne Simpson and Soroptimist International President-Elect and President of the

Opening Ceremony CSW61

A blog by Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson "The Opening of CSW61 was held in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations, New York, today 13 March 2017. United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, addressed the Member States for the first time after taking office on 1st January 2017. Secretary-General António Guterres,

CSW61 NGO Consultation Day – Poetry in Motion

Sunday 12 March saw the Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College, New York, throw open its doors for the CSW61 NGO Consultation Day. Organised by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO CSW/NY), and co-chaired by Soroptimist United Nations Representative New York, Bette Levy, the Committee supports the work of

United Nations 55th Commission for Social Development

 A blog by Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, NGO UN Representative, New York Centre "In order to understand what’s happening with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, one needs to start with the Commission for Social Development.  This Commission addresses all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and makes recommendations to ECOSOC that then

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