Kenya Delegation Post CSW62 Forum

A blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi "At the 62nd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) New York, 12-23 March 2018, The head of the Government of Kenya delegation was Professor Margaret Kobia, PhD, EBS, Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ministry of Public Service, Youth and


A blog by SI UN Rep, New York, Barbara Rochman "The United Nations World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June every year. The world celebrates so that we do not forget the needs and contributions of those millions of people who have fled their countries because of conflict or

Water, Women and the rise of Plastic Pollution

A blog by International Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur "I must confess, I have never had to give water a lot of thought. I am lucky, living in Chicago, there has always been an abundance of good clean water. As I began to further my education on SDG 6: water

Climate Justice – what does it mean?

A blog by Pat Black "In 2015 everyone celebrated when all the UN Member States signed up to the ‘Paris Agreement’ on climate change. It made international news headlines, unusual for a UN Agreement. When President Donald Trump announced last year he would withdraw the USA from the agreement he

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A blog by Wanda Peters, SI Public Relations Officer "On 3 May 2018, I attended a keynote address and panel discussion entitled ‘Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion’ in the Academiegebouw, one of the beautiful old buildings of Utrecht University. This year, on 10 December to be precise, it

Raising the baton for Australian Soroptimists

by Catherine Heiner, Publicity Officer, SI Bayside "SI Australian President, Ralda Forzin, participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), raising the baton high for Australian Soroptimists. The Queen’s Baton arrived at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last Wednesday. Photo: Ralda Forzin participated in the Queen’s Baton

Water – Decade for Action

On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 was launched at the United Nations. The Decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership, and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following a presentation of a short

CSW62 Agreed Conclusions

Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-second session 12 – 23 March 2018 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls' Agreed conclusions 23 March 2018. Photo: Following the release of Draft 2 of the agreed conclusions and after a full day of


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