World Food Day 16 October

A blog by SI UN Representative, Rome, Liliana Mosca "The official celebration of World Food Day on 16 October 2017 has the theme: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development. The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes

Fifth Informal Thematic Session for Global Compact on Migration

A blog by Kay Richmond, Chairman United Kingdom Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) The UN has committed to addressing the problems of migration, slavery and trafficking through the development of a Global Compact (GC) based on the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants[1]. It will also include the Palermo Protocol,

Soroptimists Taking Action – Women in Prison

By Dr Kay Richmond, Chair of the Soroptimist International UK Programme Action Committee. According to the ICPR World Female Imprisonment List, which compiled the latest data available in July 2015, more than 700,000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world. The ICPR data shows that the

United Nations 55th Commission for Social Development

 A blog by Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, NGO UN Representative, New York Centre "In order to understand what’s happening with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, one needs to start with the Commission for Social Development.  This Commission addresses all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and makes recommendations to ECOSOC that then

I want to build a school

I want to build a school. A blog by Sian Kent, SI Bangor and District in North Wales. “I want to build a school" – these were words spoken by Albert Mwansa (a local teacher), as he stood on a bare hill overlooking the village of Mkushi in Central Province,

Soroptimists In Malta

The SIGBI 2016 Conference took place over the course of three days – 10-12 November 2016, and what a Conference it was. Here Pat Black reports for us from Malta, a place of sunshine, Soroptimist friendship and inspired key note speakers. “Always an amazing, stimulating, challenging and informative experience; add

Is Wonder Woman really that wonderful?

Is Wonder Woman really that wonderful? Blog by SI UN Representative Bette Levy. “Everybody got really fired up following the startling announcement from the UN which came right on the heels of the appointment of Mr Guterres as Secretary-General, that Wonder Woman was to be named the Honorary Ambassador of


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