SI Sponsors Internship Programme at UN New York

Soroptimist International sponsors intern programme at the United Nations, New York. Every year NGO CSW/NY has between five to eight interns to help facilitate the mission of the committee to achieve Gender Equality and to do the bulk of the customer service during the actual Commission.  Since last year Soroptimist
Soroptimist Vison, Mission and Principles

SI President’s Post: Vision, Mission and Principles

by Soroptimist International President, Yvonne Simpson "The Soroptimist International Board renewed its commitment to a world of peace, gender equality, and human rights at its September Board meeting. Soroptimist International moved forward with a revised mission to meet the SI vision, with confirmed principles and five strategic priorities in a

International Day of Older Persons

The 2016 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) will take a stand against ageism by drawing attention to and challenging negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing.   A blog by Sabine Kinzer, SI UN Representative Geneva   Photo:  Geneva Ageing committee together with the Independent Expert

How does Combatting Climate Change Benefit Women and Girls?

Mitigating the effects of climate changeis a key pillar of sustainable development. However, often the effects that climate change has on women and girls is not fully recognised. In this SoroptiVoice Blog, SI UN Representative to the UN's Environment Agency, Alice Odingo,discusses why climate change is such an important issue

66th UN DPI / NGO Conference 2016

“Education for Global Citizenship”. "This is the first time the UN DPI/ NGO Conference has been held in Asia and it is appropriate to have it in Korea, Ban-Ki Moon’s home country, as he ends his very successful term as Secretary General. Korea is a country that has embraced education

Women Deliver – Invest in Women and Girls

DAY 4 - MAY 19   A report by Johanna Richardsson    WOMEN DELIVER 4th GLOBAL CONFERENCE - When the World Invests in Girls and Women, Everybody Wins! "The final day of Women Deliver has come to an end. This is by far the best conference I have ever been to

Women Deliver – listen and align your hearts and minds

DAY 3 – MAY 18TH a report by Johanna Richardsson WOMEN DELIVER 4TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE Who are your Sustainable Development Girls? "The first plenary this morning was nicely moderated by Chris Elias on the topic of gender equality. Peter A Singer, Grand Challenges, talked about the sustainable development girls rather

A visit to Johor Bahru by SI President Yvonne Simpson

by Soroptimist International Yvonne Simpson "On Monday April 25, I had the privilege of visiting Johor Bahru and  'The Kota Tinggi ABC School Project'.  President Lionel Sixtus invited me to venture across the Straits when she learned I was visiting Singapore. I was collected from my hotel at 8.30am by

Women Deliver – Copenhagen

DAY 1 – MAY 16TH by Johanna Richardsson , Soroptimist Sweden, Lund   WOMEN DELIVER 4TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE "The Nordic Collaboration and working group consisting of Gunilla Rommerskirchen, Birgit Aarsnes Frandsen, Else Larsen, Linda Schang and myself, is now finally in Copenhagen attending the 4th Women Deliver Conference and the


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