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In August 2013, SIGBI was given Category 2 (Special Consultative) Status with ECOSOC at the UN. This status allows SIGBI to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies. We will also be informed about the provisional agenda of the Economic and Social Council.
SI has Category 1 (General Consultative) Status with ECOSOC.
Please note: NGOs in Consultative Status are forbidden to use the UN logo on stationery, websites, business cards etc or to imply any kind of “partnership” with the UN, which is why the UN logo has not been included in the list of UN Days below. Please do not use the UN or ECOSOC logos when mentioning SIGBI’s status in any published materials.
See the letter from Sue Biggs below, re the use of UN and ECOSOC Logos:
Many Soroptimists undertake projects to commemorate certain UN Days and other significant dates in the Soroptimist Calendar. These are listed below. As each of these dates approaches, further information will be given in a separate entry in the SIGBI Calendar, and there will be a news item.
|February – March Fair Trade Fortnight|
|March: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month|
|7th March: World Book Day|
|8th March: International Women’s Day|
|22nd March: World Water Day|
|7th April World Health Day – Health|
|15th May: International Day of the Family|
|5th June: World Environment Day|
|20th July: SIGBI Day of Action|
|8th September: International Literacy Day|
|21st September: International Day of Peace|
|October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month|
|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|
|16th October: World Food Day- Environment/ Economic and Social Development|
|17th October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty|
|October 18th: Anti-Slavery Day|
|25th November: Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women|
|1st December: World Aids Day|
|10th December: UN Day of Human Rights|
|10th December: Soroptimist International Day of Action and International President’s Appeal|