Reducing Inequalities Within and Among Countries

SI UN Representative, Barbara Rochman. Blog by Barbara T. Rochman, SI UN Representative, New York  I attended an interesting side event during the UN High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development on July 11, 2019, where several European civil society organisations launched the report 'Falling Through the Cracks: Exposing inequalities

Your Voice at the UN

This month's edition contains news from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, news from SI's UN Youth Delegate in New York, updates from the International Migration Review Forum, and an introduction to the newly appointed Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. SI UN Representatives in New York

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Tuesday, 30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, blogs about the need for the international community to accelerate efforts to end Human Trafficking. "UN Secretary General António Guterres has observed that: “Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on

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


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