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

The Future of Food

A blog by SI UN Representative in Rome, Liliana Mosca, from her attendance at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) International Symposium, 10-11 June 2019. "Malnutrition, in all its forms, continues to be one of the greatest challenges in these times, while under-nutrition persists in many countries.  We are also

Protecting the Rights of Older Persons

A blog by SI UN Representative in New York, Frances Zainoeddin. "A convention formed to protect the rights of older persons will, of course, include older women, who are in the majority of people over the age of 60 - the fastest growing demographic cohort. The arguments for a convention

FAO Conference 41st Session 22-29 June 2019 Rome

A blog by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen Saturday 22 June 2019 of the FAO Conference 41st Session 22-29 June 2019, Rome Full list of documents available at: FAO “Over one hundred ministers and vice-ministers were present at the 41st Session meeting, as part of the 191 voting heads of delegations.

Beijing Platform for Action 25 years on

A blog by Pat Black "It’s never too early to start planning and special anniversaries don’t come around too often. 2020 will see a number of UN related anniversaries coinciding – the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of UN Women, 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action Declaration and


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