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Breakdown of SDGs into the 5Ps

President’s Message June 2020

Hello Where did May go?  I have never known a month go by so quickly.  I must admit that it has been a busy 4 weeks.  Lots of ‘Go To Meetings’ with Directors, the Website Working Party, the PR and Marketing Committee, Region/NA/Country Presidents and on Saturday the Director of Membership and I met with

UN Environmental Days – June 2020

World Environment Day – 5 June 2020 5th June is designated by the United Nations as World Environment Day. Instituted in 1972 – when environment awareness was in its nascent stages and continues to be marked with more focus, and passion and certainly more concern. It is a challenging time for the whole world –

The importance of Partnerships – Programme Director’s message June 2020

The need for governments, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations and people from every nation of the world to work together in partnership has never been greater. Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, referring to the Sustainable Development Goals at the end of 2015, said: “The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our shared vision of humanity

International Day for UN Peackeepers – 29 May 2020

May 29th is the International Day of UN Peace Keepers to honour and remember the Blue Helmet and Blue Berets symbols of hope and resolution for millions in conflict zones. Donning these the UN Peace Keepers place themselves in difficult often dangerous situations to give personnel help stabilise communities, protect civilians, promote the rule of

Global Voice May 2020

The May 2020 issue of Global Voice is now available. This issue features lots of messages and news from around the globe on how Soroptimists are coping with COVID-19, plus the announcement of the new SI President Elect, Maureen Maguire, and lots more. Global Voice is a publication by Soroptimist International.

Soroptimist News May 2020

May 2020 Soroptimist News now available

The May 2020 issue of Soroptimist News is out now. You can view it as a Page-Turner for PCs or download the App for Mobile Devices. This issue focusses on the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you can keep in touch, what Soroptimists are doing to help their local communities worldwide, and how it is affecting

SIGBI donations to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

SIGBI has donated £1,000 each to the National Emergencies Trust and the Trussell Trust, both of which provide aid to vulnerable people in the UK and are running fundraising appeals in relation to the COVID19 crisis. More information about both appeals can be found using the links below: National Emergencies Trust Trussell Trust These donations

SI President Elect 2020-2021

Congratulations to Maureen Maguire, a member of our Portadown Club, who has been elected as Soroptimist International President Elect, to take office on 1 July 2020. Maureen will be SI President from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2023. President Isobel Smith says, “SIGBI is delighted to have elected Maureen Maguire as the next Soroptimist