SI CSW63 Event Diary

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. Click HERE to view a PDF of the Soroptimist International and associated events for CSW 63, New York, 2019. Please note dates

CSW63 SI Webinar

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. A Soroptimist delegation will join representatives of Member States, UN entities, and other ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all over the world. This year

Commission for Social Development (CSocD57)

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. Priority Theme for the 2019 Session The priority theme is

A 360-degree view of migration

By Barbara T. Rochman, SI UN Representative, New York The Final Draft Outcome Document of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was transmitted to the United Nations General Assembly by its President on 13 July, 2018.  It was approved by consensus of the United Nations Member

A WORD OR TWO ABOUT OLDER WOMEN

A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI Representative, New York,  "I urge Soroptimists everywhere to also pay attention to older women. In many countries they are ostracised, neglected and abused (including financial abuse), often by family members and care-givers.  Widows in some countries have no property rights and have no access

Addressing Poverty – High Level Political Forum 2018

A blog by SI UN Representative Bette Levy. "I attended two side events regarding poverty. While the approaches were very different the bottom line of both was unless we eradicate ‘relative poverty’ we would be leaving the most marginalized behind especially women and girls. The statistics speak for themselves. 80%

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