Modern Slavery

How much do we know about it - What can we do to combat the problem A blog by Dr. J Kay Richmond, Chairman of the UK Programme Action Committee Despite international concern and action to combat this modern scourge, the ILO estimated, in 2016, that there are 40.3 million

July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Soroptimists respond A blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor  "Many years ago (too many for me to remember but probably almost 20) I attended a Soroptimist Convention at which a young woman spoke about the horrors of trading in human lives, how little was known about it and how

Making Cities Inclusive, Safe and Resilient – SDG 11

Review of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation: SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, 11 July at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Concept Note: Cities and human settlements are where many of our accomplishments and obstacles to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda are

Business as Usual? HLPF Day Two – SDG7

Day Two of the HLPF 2018  at UN Headquarters, New York saw thematic reviews focused on: transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies – building resilience; and advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for the SDGs. In the afternoon, the review of SDG implementation continued, with a session on SDG 7

High-Level Political Forum 2018

UPDATE: Catch up with all the blogs from the High-Level Political Forum Read More The high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development will be held at the United Nations Headquarters New York, from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The theme is 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.

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


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