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ICAN Celebrates the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 10 December 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in recognition of its work to bring attention to the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and the “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.” Since the launch of ICAN in 2007, the SGI has been proud …

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International Conference on Human Rights Education

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

Around 300 participants from all over the world gathered together for the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education (30 November–3 December 2017, Montreal) and participated in plenaries and workshops featuring UN processes, good practices and latest tools in human rights education (HRE). During the conference, SGI co-organized a workshop titled “Successes and challenges in promoting human rights education: Can …

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Role of Young Women in Peace and Security the Focus of NGO CSW/NY September Monthly Meeting

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

Monthly meetings are held by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York on various topics that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The September 28 meeting highlighted the important contributions of young women in peace and security, as is recognized in two UN Security Council Resolutions: 1325 and 2250. As the NGO CSW/NY …

HLPF Side Event on Measuring the Impact of Non-formal Education Tools

In Sustainable Development by SGI OUNA

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council was held between 10-17 July 2017. National voluntary reviews were presented to the HLPF by 43 countries on six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being reviewed. As a contribution to the discussions, on 12 July,  SGI co-organized a side event titled “Can …

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61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment by SGI OUNA

CSW61 on the priority theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work” took place from 13-24 March 2017 at UN Headquarters with over 4,000 participants.  SGI co-organized a parallel event titled “Inclusive & Transformative Leadership for Women’s Economic Empowerment” on 17 March with the World YWCA, Graduate Women International, the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, and …