International Migrants Day

In 2000, the General Assembly, named 18 December, International Migrants Day. The theme for 2017 is Safe Migration in a World on the Move. Earlier this year, Ulla Madsen, Past President of Soroptimist International of Europe, made a presentation as a panellist at the side event 'Safeguarding unaccompanied migrant minors from

President’s Message: Water – A Basic Human Right

Dear Soroptimists, Human Rights Day (link) is observed each year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (link). For Soroptimists, 10 December is recognised as International Day and for decades, this day has stood as THE most

Women, Water and Leadership Webinar

In recognition of 10 December, Human Rights Day and International Day for Soroptimists world-wide, SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen presents a recently recorded webinar on the SI President's Appeal 2017-2019, 'Women, Water and Leadership'. To donate to the International President's Appeal please do so through your own Federation. To find out

Towards a Pollution Free Planet – UNEA3

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, gathers in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution, and more specifically Water Pollution, Land Pollution, Marine Pollution, Air Pollution, and Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste. SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, is in
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