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Women & Girls: The Only Way to Accomplish the UN SDGs 

man, 09/02/2019 - 08:42

Jo Breneman reports from the 68th Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Aug 26-28, 2019.

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Dream It Be It – Breakout Session at Civil Society Conference USA

fre, 08/30/2019 - 12:19

Soroptimists from Utah, local students and a high school counselor shared in a breakout session at a recent Conference of Civil Society.  Looking at the SIA 'Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls', program, the session explored how girls are supported in staying healthy and safe, reducing the number of women in crisis in the future.

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The 68th Civil Society Conference Salt Lake City Begins with Celebration and Challenge!

fre, 08/30/2019 - 11:44

The Opening Plenary at the 68th Civil Society Conference Salt Lake City included welcomes from UN and NGO leaders, including youth leadership and local and state representatives. Dawn Marie Lemonds reports.

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Soroptimists attend the UN Civil Society Convention

fre, 08/30/2019 - 10:53

The 68th UN Civil Society Conference took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA on 26-28 August 2019. The focus of the Conference was Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, 'to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030', and explored the interlinkages between the 17 SDGs, including critical issues relating to gender.

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SI Board reaches unanimous decision on the charter of the Africa Federation

tor, 08/29/2019 - 10:54

At the Soroptimist International (SI) Board meeting on 17 July 2019, preceding the 21st SI International Convention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the SI Board made the unanimous decision to approve of the SI Africa Federation Charter application submitted to Soroptimist International for a fifth SI Federation subject to the two thousand membership criteria being met and subject to an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the clubs in Africa ( Resolution 23).

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High-Level Political Forum Debrief

ons, 08/28/2019 - 12:44

SI UN Representative in New York, Maria Fornella, discusses the major themes and concerns raised during the 'Debrief on HLPF 2019 and an Exchange on the SDG Summit' webinar held earlier this month.

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Destined to make a difference – for Imme

fre, 08/16/2019 - 11:59

Irmeli Torsonen demonstrated her empathy and humanity throughout her life and through her SI President's Appeals. "It is the friendship of women around the world that can and does make a difference" Irmeli Torsonen

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A $10,000 boost to the Women, Water & leadership Appeal

ons, 08/14/2019 - 11:21

Chartered in 2002, SI Central Solano County, Fairfield, California has 56 members and have chosen to give their support – in a big way – to the 2017-2019 President’s Appeal, Women, Water & Leadership (WWL). The 2018-2019 Club President Joan Towner, was delighted that two of major club fundraisers: Mardi

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Closing the Gap – Ensuring inclusiveness and Equality in Bangkok

tir, 08/13/2019 - 11:34

Helen Yang from SIA Taiwan Region was invited by PPSEAWA (Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association) Thailand to participate in the 75th session of the United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific) and CoNGO’s RCAP (Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific) session. This is Helen’s first time to attend ESCAP and RCAP, and she was much impressed and inspired.

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An Open Letter on Women, Peace and Security and Sustainable Development

tir, 08/13/2019 - 10:51

August 2019 Calling on UN Member states to “raise the bar” on sustainable development, gender equality, and peace 12 August, 2019, New York, NY – The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) announces the release of an Open Letter to the Group of Friends of 1325 on Women,

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The clock is ticking, the status quo is over and it’s time to commit to Education

man, 08/05/2019 - 11:02

by Evelyne Para SI UN Representative Paris SI UN Representative Evelyne Para, attends the UNESCO International Conference 5 July 2019 Paris by the French G7 Presidency, in cooperation with UNESCO, with the theme:  Innovating for girls’ and women’s empowerment through education’. In an introduction to the G7 International Conference Audrey

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Reducing Inequalities Within and Among Countries

fre, 08/02/2019 - 17:01

SI UN Representative, Barbara Rochman blogs about the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held in New York.

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Your Voice at the UN

ons, 07/31/2019 - 17:08

This month's edition contains news from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, news from SI's UN Youth Delegate in New York, updates from the International Migration Review Forum, and an introduction to the newly appointed Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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Cultural Visibility vs Political Rights

man, 07/29/2019 - 15:16

SI UN Representative in New York, Bette Levy, blogs about her biggest take-away from the ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) held in New York this July.

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

man, 07/29/2019 - 13:52

Tuesday, 30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong blogs about the need for the international community to accelerate efforts to end Human Trafficking.

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An Inside view of the 2019 ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum

fre, 07/26/2019 - 14:20

Insights into the 2019 ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and the Ministerial High-Level Segment (HLS) from SI’s New York team at the UN Headquarters.

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Education is a Human Right.

tir, 07/23/2019 - 10:50

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, blogs about the content of the Human Rights Council's latest resolution on Education.

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Is Private Education Impacting the Right to Free Quality Education?

tir, 07/23/2019 - 10:47

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong summarises the Report on the Right to Education from the Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur and discusses the impact of the private sector on the implementation of quality education for all.

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Families in a Changing World

man, 07/22/2019 - 13:47

Special Advisor to SI Advocacy, Linda Witong, reviews the recent UN Women report, 'Progress of the World's Women 2019-2020: Families in a Changing World'.

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Kuala Lumpur Convention 19 July 2019 Part One

lør, 07/20/2019 - 19:06

Sessions and Speakers from the morning of Day One - SI 21st Convention Kuala Lumpur 2019

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