What does the future hold for the United Nations?

SI Advisor to Advocacy, Pat Black, explains the key points of the United Nations Secretary-General's recent report, which is set to be a key topic of discussion at this year's United Nations General Assembly (14-30 September). "The United Nations (UN) celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020 by opening up a

Our Voice at the UN

New York - Part 1 This edition of 'Our Voice at the UN'  is divided into two parts. In part one Bette Levy, SI's Lead United Nations (UN) Representative in New York, introduces the principal organs of the UN and looks at how the pandemic has impacted SI's activities. "The

Our Voice at the UN

New York - Part 2 This edition takes a closer look at the current assignments of SI's Representatives operating at the UN Headquarters in New York. First up, Frances Zainoeddin talks us through her key focus area at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the High-Level Political Forum

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

Every year, United Nations Member States, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) including Soroptimist International, and other stakeholders, meet at the UN’s High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to review progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The High-level Political Forum provides an opportunity for states and organisations to share what they are doing to

ILO C190 and the NGO Coalition to End Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Blog by Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI United Nations Representative in New York and Co-chair of the NGO Committee on Social Development. As part of the Global Action Week, 21-29 June 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is promoting the ratification of the Convention Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in


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