SI is preparing for the fifty-fifth session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD 55), to be held 25 – 29 April 2022. The CPD meets annually at the UN Headquarters in New York to assess the world’s progress on implementing the ICPD Programme of Action at the national,
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
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.
The sixtieth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60) starts today, 7 February 2022. Did you know that SI UN Representative, Maria Fornella, is Co-Chair of the CSoCD NGO Committee? This Committee is dedicated to raising awareness on the Priority Theme and bringing forward the voices and experience of
The SI Voices Series of Webinars continues with the second in a three-part Series centred on the Sixty Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, taking place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Join the Soroptimist International Advocacy Team for Session Two, a Zoom meeting, on 19
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
The SI Voices Series of Webinars is preparing to kick off with the first in a three-part Series centred on the Sixty Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, taking place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Join the Soroptimist International Advocacy Team for Session One, a
This edition takes a look at how SI is actively advocating for the ratification and implementation of the ILO C-190 to end harrassment in the workplace, and brings news from CoNGO's Civil Society Summit on Substantiative Issues. But first, let's kick start with the latest news on CSW 66...
Blog by Linda Witong, SI Special Advisor to Advocacy. In September 2021, world leaders and ambassadors came together, to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They engaged in high-level meetings which focused on a parade of major crises facing the world including COVID-19,
Blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative, New York International Day of Older Persons, observed around the world on 1 October, is usually a time to celebrate older persons, their contributions to their families, their communities and to the national economy. While many older persons lead healthy active lives, have