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"The COVID-19 pandemic can either derail efforts toward the Sustainable Development Goals or, if purposefully managed, can open space to accelerate the processes". Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, blogs about the International Science Council's High-level Political Forum Side Event, 'Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways toward achieving transformation'.
SI UN Representative, Frances Zainoeddin provides a candid review of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
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The International Labour Organisation announces a historic breakthrough with the Violence and Harassment Convention (190).
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SI Advisor to Advocacy, Pat Black questions if COVID -19 has quashed the world's chances of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1: 'End Poverty in All it Forms Everywhere' (SDG 1) by 2030?
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SI President’s Appeal Coordinator, Ayushi Kundu, speaks to Dr. Josephine Kulea, HSC, Founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF), a courageous youth activist whose work addresses Harmful Cultural Practices in Kenya.
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Links to registration of HLPF events.
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Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the inauguration of the Soroptimist International Africa Federation.
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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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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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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.
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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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.