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A blog covering the launch of 'My Book Buddy' at the Kawethei Primary School in Kangundo, Machakos County, and a celebration with the inauguration of the new Nairobi Central Club.
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The celebration of the International Girl Child’s day on 11 October 2019 at UNESCO, Paris, was organised in cooperation with Plan International. It opened with the presentation of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.
President Mariet welcomed everyone and remarked that as Bournemouth styles itself the ‘Coast with the most’ today, it must be the Coast with the most Soroptimists! A fitting place therefore for this her final official SI President’s presentation.
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A report from the week long 6th Annual Subcommittee Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, 7 – 11 October 2019, held at the United Nations, Nairobi.
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SI UN Representative, Marie Christine Gries attended the UNESCO preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), Friday 11 October 2019. Here she explains the important role that NGO's hold at the United Nations.
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World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. This year focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 - Zero Hunger, with the theme Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World. Liliana Mosca reports.
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From Biarritz to Beijing 25 - Generation Equality, took place on September 23, 2019, at the UN in New York. SI UN Representative, Barbara Rochman reports.
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'The Journey to Age Equality' was the theme for the 2019 celebration of International Day of Older Persons (1 October), at the United Nations in New York, Organised by the NGO Committee on Ageing, and aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 10.
Last week, the third Budapest Water Summit (BWS2019), took place in Budapest, Hungary, from 15-17 October 2019, under the theme ‘Preventing Water Crises.’ Focusing on key water issues, such as water security, and promoting solutions, it served as a platform for political decision-makers, private sector representatives and the academic community
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Since 2012, the UN has marked 11 October as the International Day of the Girl. The 'Girls Speak Out' 2019 meeting was organised by the Working Group on Girls, in partnership with the Governments of Canada, Peru, and Turkey, and delivered an opportunity for girls’ activists from around the world to call on world leaders to take action to fulfil their human rights, and promote the empowerment of girls.
SI UN Representative in Geneva, Berthe De Vos, attends the United Nations Human Rights Council 42: ‘Women and Addiction’ panel discussion, and considers the issues surrounding women and addiction and the provision of their human rights.
Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley – her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us.
by Maria-Laura Fornella SI Representative to the United Nations New York. “I attended the Panel on Universal Health Care as a Driver of Equity, Inclusive Development and Prosperity for All. Co-chaired by Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and Pedro Sanchez, President of the Government of Spain, this panel also
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by Maria-Laura Fornella SI Representative to the United Nations New York. “What an unforgettable experience for me – a new SI United Nations (UN) Representative, at the opening of the United nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The air was thick with excitement and expectation at 8:00 AM as
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The Civil Society SDG Forum 24 September, creates a space for dialogue between civil society and UN Member States, together with international and regional organisations and constituencies to discuss the challenges faced so far in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Closing remarks were given by SI