Key Priorities in Education

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). "During the working meeting organised on 10 March 2020 at UNESCO, by Marie-Claude Machon-Honore (Chairperson of the Liaison Committee of NGOs in partnership with UNESCO), interesting exchanges allowed several members of Civil Society

Languages Without Borders

Blog by Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative at UNESCO Paris. "On 21 February, all over the world, International Mother Language Day was celebrated. The 2020 theme was 'Languages without borders'. On this occasion, UNESCO organised in Paris a space for reflection and dialogue on the contexts, challenges, and strategies to

International Day of Education

Blog by Evelyne Para, UN Representative of SI at UNESCO. "For UNESCO, education is a priority, as a human right, and as a public good. UNESCO assists countries in developing high-quality and inclusive education systems through building capacity to design and implement education policy. Without inclusive and equitable quality education

Make Science Accessible

A blog by SI UN Representative in Paris, Marie-Christine Gries. “The concept of ‘Open Science’ is one of the most important and innovative ideas adopted by the General Conference for UNESCO. Open Science is a movement whose objective is to make the advances and results of scientific research universally accessible"(INSERM

Strengthening partnerships between Non-governmental Organisations and the United Nations

A blog by SI UN representative, Marie Christine Gries, following her attendance at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), held on Friday 11 October 2019. "This committee is a

Women and Precariousness

A blog by  SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. "On 8 October 2019 in Paris, at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, I participated in an important meeting entitled 'Women and Precariousness, State of play, Challenges, Perspectives'. This meeting was held one week before 17 October, date of celebration of

SI President speaks at UNESCO International Water Conference

This week, Soroptimist International President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen delivered the concluding remarks at the 'Thirsty for Change: Promoting a Gender-Responsive Approach to Achieve Water Security’ panel at the UNESCO International Water Conference in Paris. The panel discussed ways of empowering women through better water management and policy making. President Mariet ended

#2 Your Voice at the United Nations

October - November's edition of 'Your Voice at the United Nations' includes articles on the Climate-Change Migration nexus and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 'A Sustainable Society for All Ages: Realising the potential of living longer' The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Ministerial Conference on Ageing
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