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

Water, Sanitation, and Climate Action

Blog by SI Advocacy Advisor, Pat Black, following her virtual attendance at the UN High-Level Panel, 'Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through Water, Sanitation and Climate Action', co-organised by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Tajikistan and the Department of Economic and Social

Business and Innovation Through Sustainable Living

Blog by Liliana Mosca, UN Representative to Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome. "Last month, I attended the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition: 'Fostering Business and Innovation while preserving Mother Earth', held in Milan. The forum promoted healthy and sustainable people’s choices and exhibited the relevance of food for

UN 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Report

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong summarises and discusses the findings of the UN 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Report: “The coming years will be a vital period to save the planet and to achieve sustainable, inclusive human development."(1) António GUTERRES Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN 2019 Sustainable Development

Are we achieving the SDG’s for all?

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reports from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. "During the opening days of the High Level Political Forum, the UN referred to a 2018 report entitled SDG Progress Fragility, Crisis and Leaving No One Behind [1] in which it was observed that

So What? Part One

The Interlinkages Between Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Part 1 of 4 by SI UN Representative, Angela Sauvage One of the most powerful elements about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is their interconnectedness.  Simply put, we cannot achieve one Goal without achieving the others. 

President’s Message: Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn 6-17 November 2017

Dear Soroptimists, Last Sunday I celebrated my first 100 days as your SI President and as you know - I am a water woman. Water and climate change are of course very strongly related. Water scarcity (droughts) and water abundance (floods), which bring about so much suffering both directly and

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