UNEP@50: Our Climate; Our Future!

By Mary Muia, SI United Nations Representative at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "The United Nations Environment Assembly's Fifth Session (UNEA 5.2) doubles up as a perfect opportunity for the UNEP fifty years commemoration since its inception at the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.  The Stockholm

The Fifth Session of United Nations Environment Assembly

Mary Muia, SI UNEP Representative reports from the Opening Plenary of the Fifth UNEA 5.2 Session, Nairobi Kenya The Fifth Session of United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) began 28 February in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme: Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Besides considering substantive

Rising concern for children’s rights

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors State implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This monitoring process relies on each State's willingness to submit timely reports and reviews to the Committee. SI UN Representative, Berthe De

Our Voice at the UN

Although many restrictions remain in place, and most events are virtual or hybrid, the United Nations centers are slowly opening their doors again, and Soroptimist International representatives from across the globe remain unwavering as they advocate for the rights for women and girls. In this edition of Our Voice at

Together We’re Stronger

Blog by Sharon Fisher, Immediate Past President, Soroptimist International. "In the spirit of sharing the work of Soroptimist International and how we eradicate poverty and hunger and achieve wellbeing and decent work we were invited to participate with other NGOs in a collaborative session during the Commission on Social Development. 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI United Nations Representative at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). "Since 2015, every 11 February we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Throughout the world, pioneering women scientists have marked, and continue to mark our history. But there are


Blog by Frances Zainoeddin, Representative to the United Nations, New York. What attention is being given to older women?  NOT MUCH! A recent letter sent by the three NGO Committees on Ageing in Geneva, New York and Vienna to the new Executive Director of UN Women, expressed concern that UN Women


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