HLPF – Making the SDGs Work for Women and Girls 2017

Today, 10 July 2017, the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) will convene in the United Nations headquarters in New York, to review and follow-up the 2030 Agenda. This year’s theme will focus on Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The Soroptimist International HLPF report Global Perspectives on Eradicating

Elder Abuse – Does it Exist?

A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative, New York "My name is Frances and I have been a Representative of SI to the United Nations in New York for a year, following mainly issues related to sustainable development and older persons.  I am also involved in efforts to elaborate

Towards an Effective Remedy for Safe Migration

A blog by Barbara Rochman, SI UN Representative, New York. "Migration is nothing new on our planet.  Earliest human migrations across continents began two million years ago. Homo sapiens left from Africa about 100,000 years ago.  About 60,000 years ago they migrated across Asia and continued to arrive on new

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

SI sponsors Intern Programme at the UN

Every year NGO CSW/NY has between 5 and 8 interns to help facilitate the mission of the committee to achieve Gender Equality, and to assist with customer service during the actual Commission. Since last year SI has sponsored the internship programme. SI Un Representative Bette Levy explains: “The interns are


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