Soroptimist International HLPF Report 2020

Each year, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development is held with the purpose of reviewing the progress made towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). This year's forum will take place from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020, with

Civil Society Participation at the United Nations

The pandemic has had immense consequences for civil societies across the world. Currently, there is a danger that COVID-19 might result in the literal 'muting' of civil society actors at this year’s virtual High Level Political Forum meeting at the United Nations (UN). The active participation of civil society in

Our Voice at the UN

This month's edition focuses on the work of SI's United Nations representatives in Nairobi. The United Nations Office in Nairobi is the headquarters for the UN in Africa and the home of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). UNEP is responsible for coordinating the UN’s environmental activities and supports the

Soroptimist International – an open letter

“Soroptimist International started 2020 filled with excitement and hope, this year we would celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the 25th anniversary of both the Copenhagen declaration and the Beijing Platform for Action, and the 5th anniversary of the 2030 Agenda (SDGs). In a flash our world changed

SI Volunteer Recruitment

Call for Applications:   International Director of Advocacy to SI (Soroptimist International) Limited 01 January 2022 – 31 December 2023   Soroptimist International is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, SI Director of Advocacy for the 2022– 23 biennium. The SI Director of Advocacy

Soroptimist International seeks Volunteer United Nations Representative for New York.

We are excited to announce that the window for applications for the position of Volunteer United Nations Representative in New York is now open! The key criteria for applicants are as follows: Must be a Soroptimist living in the New York area; Must be able to speak and write English;

Presidents Message

Soroptimists, Photo: Sharon Fisher "As we all continue to adjust to a new way of being, the true scale and far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take shape. With a third of the world population currently on some form of a lockdown, a recent statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Our Voice at the UN

This edition follows the activities of SI's United Nations Representatives in Vienna. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), the UN Industrial Development Office (UNIDO) and the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) are all based in Vienna.

Soroptimists in Action

As much of the world is forced to press pause, as the COVID-19 pandemic surges through our health, social and economic worlds, Soroptimists are continuing to do what they do best - 'Stepping Up', and advocating and taking action to support women and girls at grassroots level. Here is the

Soroptimist International welcomes Maureen Maguire as President Elect

Soroptimist International (SI) President Sharon Fisher is delighted to announce Maureen Maguire as SI President Elect 2020-21. Due to commence her duties from 01 July this year, Maureen began her journey as a Soroptimist in 1989 and is a member of SI Portadown in Northern Ireland. Serving at Club, Regional,

Findings from the UN World Water Development Report 2020

An informative review of the recently released United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 by SI Special Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong "It’s official. According to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 climate change affects ecosystems, biodiversity, food security, human health, energy production, human societies, gender equality and

Green light for fifth Soroptimist International Federation – SI of Africa

Soroptimist International of Africa SI President Sharon Fisher announces: “It is with great pleasure I report the results of the Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation (SIFAF) ballot. The official result of the ballot closed 19 March and has now been reviewed and verified as follows:   Clubs in Africa eligible


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