‘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

I want to build a school

I want to build a school. A blog by Sian Kent, SI Bangor and District in North Wales. “I want to build a school" – these were words spoken by Albert Mwansa (a local teacher), as he stood on a bare hill overlooking the village of Mkushi in Central Province,

Is Wonder Woman really that wonderful?

Is Wonder Woman really that wonderful? Blog by SI UN Representative Bette Levy. “Everybody got really fired up following the startling announcement from the UN which came right on the heels of the appointment of Mr Guterres as Secretary-General, that Wonder Woman was to be named the Honorary Ambassador of


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