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SI Annual General Meeting

ons, 07/08/2020 - 17:01

SI President Sharon Fisher cordially invites Soroptimists to register their interest for the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Soroptimist International, as silent observers.

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Major Groups and other Stakeholders – HLPF Meetings

ons, 07/08/2020 - 09:31

Links to registration of HLPF events.

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New Beginnings – The Soroptimist International Africa Federation

tir, 07/07/2020 - 11:34

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the inauguration of the Soroptimist International Africa Federation.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter

fre, 06/26/2020 - 14:37

26 June 1945, is recognised as one of the most significant dates in modern history. Following months of negotiations, representatives from 50 countries signed the Charter of the United Nations.

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There’s Power in Partnership

tor, 06/25/2020 - 13:29

SI Representative to UNESCO, Marie-Christine, and guest blogger Martine Levy, WAGGGS Representative to UNESCO, demonstrate the power of partnership for women and girls.

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Build back better, build back greener – Act#ForNature

tor, 06/25/2020 - 12:34

As part of the preparations for UNEA-5, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEA Presidency, and partners from Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) organised The Act #For Nature Forum on the Sunday 7-12 June 2020.

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Launch of UN Human Rights Report 2019

tor, 06/25/2020 - 11:43

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, invited Non-Governmental Organisations to join her for the virtual launch from Geneva of the UN Human Rights Report 2019 at the beginning of June.

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COVID-19 AND FOOD SECURITY: THE CASE OF AFRICA

tir, 06/23/2020 - 12:58

SI UN Representative to the FAO, Liliana Mosca, reports on the impact of COVID-19 on food security across Africa.

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“FEEDING THE FORGOTTEN”: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 2 IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

fre, 06/19/2020 - 14:55

Food is intrinsic for survival and is a fundamental human right. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 posits that by 2030, it is aimed that hunger and malnutrition will be eradicated. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, this goal may never materialise. While the world is focused on the arrival of a vaccine; governments anxiously wanting to open up their economies; and the ordinary person wishing for their lives to return to what it was before the emergence of the pandemic; a more pressing concern is the growing numbers of individuals, families and communities that will go hungry. I

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Soroptimist International HLPF Report 2020

ons, 06/17/2020 - 15:41

Soroptimist International announces its report to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum, 'The Road to Equality: The Sustainable Development Goals, Women & Girls'.

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Beijing+25: Women and the Environment

tir, 06/16/2020 - 15:36

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 the world today.

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Water, Sanitation, and Climate Action

tir, 06/16/2020 - 12:49

SI Advocacy Advisor, Pat black reports from the UN High-Level Virtual Panel Meeting, 'Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through Water, Sanitation and Climate Action'.

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The SDGs: Where do Southeast Asian Women and Girls Stand?

man, 06/15/2020 - 15:03

SI's UN Representative in Bangkok, Theresa Devasahayam, reflects on the findings of the 3rd South-East Asia Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals held last October at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Let’s Reinvent School, following COVID-19 crisis

tor, 06/11/2020 - 14:12

School closings around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic pose an unprecedented threat to the education, protection and well-being of children. What about that exactly? Can we speak of a sacrificed 2020 generation? Should we accelerate the implementation of a 3.0 Education?

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Civil Society Participation at the United Nations

ons, 06/10/2020 - 18:08

The active participation of civil society in UN forums is crucial in order to secure that UN efforts respond to the needs of the people it oversees.

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Our Voice at the UN

tir, 06/09/2020 - 15:33

This month's edition focuses on the work of SI's United Nations representatives in Nairobi.

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Soroptimist International – an open letter

man, 06/08/2020 - 16:02

In a flash our world changed and during recent days we have observed senseless acts of racism as well as blatant violence against peaceful demonstrators and attacks against the Press, which saddens and disheartens us all. As a global organisation we, Soroptimist International strongly believe in Freedom of Speech and Peaceful Assembly that are fundamental rights in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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Resolution 1325 and the Recognition of Women as PeaceMakers

fre, 06/05/2020 - 14:46

It is almost twenty years since the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the Resolution 1325. This resolution acknowledged the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and girls.

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World Environment Day

tor, 06/04/2020 - 11:04

5 June is World Environment Day. SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, examines this year's key theme: 'biodiversity', through a gendered lens.

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Protected: Making Masks For the Road to Equality

ons, 06/03/2020 - 15:28

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