The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65)

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place from 15 – 26 March 2021 in a hybrid format with mostly virtual meetings. Delegates of Soroptimist International (SI) will attend together with representatives from Member States, UN entities, and accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all

Building Back Greener – UNEA 5 is Here!

The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body for the environment. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global environmental policies and to develop international environmental law. Due to the global pandemic, the fifth session of the UNEA will be split into two events, with

CSocD59: The First Virtual Civil Society Forum (CSF)

Blog by Allie Liu, SI Communications & Advocacy Assistant. As the 59th Session of the Commission of Social Development (CSocD59) commenced at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Committee on CSocD held the first virtual Civil Society Forum (CSF). Along with opening and closing
The Hunger Map

Our Voice at the UN

Rome The United Nations (UN) office in Rome is the seat of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). These UN agencies share the common goal of eradicating hunger through food assistance and they work to eliminate

Transformative Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, blogs about the International Science Council's High-level Political Forum Side Event, 'Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways toward achieving transformation'. "Six scientists shared their analysis of how to create pathways to transform economies and societies to achieve sustainability in the

Beijing+25: Women and the Environment

As the first in our series of blogs relating to the twelve critical areas of concern outlined in the Beijing Platform for Action, Janet Hall Schempf, Environmental Impact Analyst, Habitat Biologist, and SIA Member, examines the impact of environmental changes on progress towards gender equality in today's world. Janet Hall
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