The Future of Food

A blog by SI UN Representative in Rome, Liliana Mosca, from her attendance at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) International Symposium, 10-11 June 2019. "Malnutrition, in all its forms, continues to be one of the greatest challenges in these times, while under-nutrition persists in many countries.  We are also

Access to water, organic farming and new careers, for women and girls in rural Malaysia #WWLSoroptimist

SI Region of Malaysia proposed a progressive project ‘Clean Water for Rural Communities’ to take place in Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. With Phase one of the project, part of the SI President’s Appeal, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ now completed, we are excited to bring you news

FAO Conference 41st Session 22-29 June 2019 Rome

A blog by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen Saturday 22 June 2019 of the FAO Conference 41st Session 22-29 June 2019, Rome Full list of documents available at: FAO “Over one hundred ministers and vice-ministers were present at the 41st Session meeting, as part of the 191 voting heads of delegations.

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

A review of Italy’s response to the ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’

SI UN Representative Liliana Mosca reviews the Italian Government’s response to Sustainable Development Goal 2 ‘Zero Hunger’. "In the UN Assembly 2015 New Agenda, the abolition of chronic undernourishment within the year 2030 was a key element of SDG 2; ‘Zero Hunger’. There is a clear link between SDG2; ‘Zero

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