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Fairtrade Fortnight 2021  – 22 February to 7 March 2021 – Focus on climate and livelihood

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021  – 22 February to 7 March 2021 – Focus on climate and livelihood

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The climate crisis is an immediate and ever-increasing threat to the livelihoods of farmers and workers across the world, from deforestation and changing weather patterns to rising temperatures water scarcity and contamination. Despite contributing the least to the climate crisis, smallholders in developing countries are disproportionately affected and have fewer resources to adapt to changes

NGO Social Development Committee Civil Society Declaration

NGO Social Development Committee Civil Society Declaration

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Kay Richmond, Programme Director, has added her signature to the Civil Society Declaration from the United Nations (UN) Social Development Committee on behalf of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI). To find out more about the Social Development Committee, visit the UN Website. The full declaration can be read at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GTOhXDID1vngNKpGh5tgRjtDEdAJBEAy/view The Call for

Letter to UK COP 26 Leadership Team

Letter to UK COP 26 Leadership Team

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The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. Kay Richmond, Programme Director, has added her signature to the following letter, written by  #shechangesclimate, on behalf of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland, ahead of the Conference: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson

International Day of Education

International Day of Education

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Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. January 24th 2019 was designated as the International Day of Education by the United Nations in celebration of the role education plays in promoting and supporting peace and development. The UN recognised that without inclusive and equitable high-quality education and lifelong opportunities for

Creative Earth Art Competition for under 16’s

Creative Earth Art Competition for under 16’s

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The UK Government have launched a Creative Earth Art Competition, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Full details of the competition are at https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/creative-earth/. If you are 16 or younger and live in the UK, why not consider entering this competition? Soroptimists, do you know anyone artistic in this age group? Pass it