ECOSOCThis Assistant Programme Director post has been created specifically to monitor SIGBI’s special consultative status at ECOSOC, and ensure that this status is maintained, by highlighted Clubs’ work towards achieving the millennium development goals. Therefore, there is no Programme Objective for this post, as listed in Soroptimist International’s Programme Focus 2011-2015 (See the full list of Programme Objectives).

For further information about the Assistant Programme Director for ECOSOC, see the Programme Team Page.


Economic EmpowermentThe objective for this Programme area is to “Improve access to economic empowerment and sustainable opportunities for the employment of women”.  (See the full list of Programme Objectives).

For further information about the Assistant Programme Director for Economic Empowerment, see the Programme Team Page.

 


Environmental SustainabilityThe objective for this Programme area is to “Address the specific needs of women and girls by improving environmental sustainability, and mitigating effects of climate change and disasters”.  (See the full list of Programme Objectives).

For further information about the Assistant Programme Director for Environmental Sustainability, see the Programme Team Page.


Food Security and HealthcareThe objective for this Programme area is to “Ensure women and girls have food security and access to the highest attainable standard of health care”.  (See the full list of Programme Objectives).

For further information about the Assistant Programme Director for Food Security and Healthcare, see the Programme Team Page.


Violence and Conflict ResolutionThe objective for this Programme area is to “Eliminate violence against women and girls and ensure women’s participation in conflict resolution”.  (See the full list of Programme Objectives)

For further information about the Assistant Programme Director for Violence and Conflict Resolution, see the Programme Team Page.


UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar

Many Soroptimists undertake projects to commemorate certain UN Days and other significant dates in the Soroptimist Calendar. These are listed below, or can be printed here (updated August 2013).  As each of these dates approaches, further information will be given in a separate entry on the SIGBI Calendar, and on the appropriate Programme page in What we Do.

UN Days and Significant Dates

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar February – March Fair Trade Fortnight

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar March: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 7th March: World Book Day

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 8th March: International Women’s Day

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 22nd March: World Water Day

7th April World Health Day – Health

15th May: International Day of the Family

5th June: World Environment Day

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 20th July: SIGBI Day of Action

8th September: International Literacy Day

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 21st September: International Day of Peace

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 3rd October: Soroptimist International Club Friendship DayClubs are encouraged to observe this day in recognition of the chartering of the first Soroptimist Club in Oakland, California, USA on 3 October 1921.

11 October: International Day of the Girl Child

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 16th October: World Food Day- Environment/ Economic and Social Development

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 17th October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar October 18th: Anti-Slavery Day

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 25th November: Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 1st December: World Aids Day

10th December: UN Day of Human Rights

UN Days and Significant Dates in the Soroptimist Calendar 10th December: Soroptimist International Day of Action and International President’s Appeal

 

 

 

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