The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States, to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Held on 29-30 October 2019 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the event was jointly organised
A blog by Soroptimist Jan-Pieter Verhoef "We are in Nairobi, Kenya and celebrated the inauguration of the new Nairobi Central club - forty new Soroptimists have joined the organisation. The weekend began on Friday with the launch of My Book Buddy at the Kawethei Primary School in Kangundo, Machakos County.
A blog by Marie-Christine Gries, Celebrating International Girl Child’s Day: building a "Girl Force" Gender equality is one of the major priorities of UNESCO, which has been given the task of leading and coordinating the 2030 Education Agenda for the UN. UNESCO launched in 2019, From access to empowerment:
The 85th Soroptimist International (SI) Federation of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Conference took place in Bournemouth, UK, 24-26 October 2019. Here, Caroline Auckland of SI Tunbridge Wells & District writes a blog following a presentation by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen 2017-2019. "President Mariet welcomed everyone and remarked that
Article written by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "Fixing the planet's problem isn’t as possible, rather focus on how we basically live our lives, how we grow our food, how we dispose of our waste and protect our environment.” Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
A blog by SI UN representative, Marie Christine Gries, following her attendance at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), held on Friday 11 October 2019. "This committee is a
A blog by Liliana Mosca, SI UN Representative, Rome "World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. This year focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 - Zero Hunger, with the theme “Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.” The event
From Biarritz to Beijing 25: Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future, United Nations (UN) New York, 23, September 2019 A blog by Barbara Rochman, SI UN Representative, New York "I attended the programme, From Biarritz to Beijing 25 - Generation Equality sponsored by France and Mexico on
International Day of Older Persons A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI Representative to the United Nations, New York 'The Journey to Age Equality' was the theme for the 2019 celebration of International Day of Older Persons (1 October), held at the United Nations in New York, organised by the NGO
A blog by SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "On 8 October 2019 in Paris, at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, I participated in an important meeting entitled 'Women and Precariousness, State of play, Challenges, Perspectives'. This meeting was held one week before 17 October, date of celebration of