Education is a Human Right.

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, blogs about the content of the Human Rights Council's latest resolution on Education. "On July 11, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution which again addressed the human right to education. It acknowledged that, although the human right of everyone to

Families in a Changing World

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reviews the recent UN Women report, 'Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World'. "It has been observed that the world is rapidly changing and families and the role of women and girls within them, are not immune to these

UN 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Report

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong summarises and discusses the findings of the UN 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Report: “The coming years will be a vital period to save the planet and to achieve sustainable, inclusive human development."(1) António GUTERRES Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN 2019 Sustainable Development

A Walk on the Wild Side – SI 21st Convention 2019

As Soroptimists descend on Kuala Lumpur, the largest city in Malaysia, this young vibrant city prepares to play host to the 21st Soroptimist International Convention 2019. Cutting edge, futuristic architecture, rests side-by-side with a dreamlike mix of iconic structures and the KL Convention Centre, home to a long weekend of

A review of the ‘Little Data Book on Gender, 2019’

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reviews the The World Bank Group's 'Little Data Book on Gender, 2019'. "Gender equality plays an important role in sustainable development by improving living standards, reducing poverty and building resilience. But in order to make any progress, regarding any of these goals we

Findings from the ‘World Drug Report: Women and Drugs’.

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, provides insight into the 'World Drug Report: Women and Drugs' from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). "Both the range of drugs and drug markets are expanding and diversifying as never before. The findings of this year’s World Drug Report:

Are we achieving the SDG’s for all?

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reports from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. "During the opening days of the High Level Political Forum, the UN referred to a 2018 report entitled SDG Progress Fragility, Crisis and Leaving No One Behind [1] in which it was observed that

Recommendations to the G7 Summit, 2019

A blog by SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries, following her attendance at the Women 7 forum in Paris. "The objective of the forum was to call on G7 governments to make political and financial commitments to advance the status of women worldwide and to push for gender equality. The event

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