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Soon-Young Yoon

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Soon-Young Yoon, PhD, is UN main representative for the International Alliance of Women in New York. First Vice-President of the Conference of NGOs in consultative relationship with the UN (CoNGO)
and Past Chair ex officio NGO/CSW/NY

website: www.soon-young.com

News, Opinions

Working with the UN as an NGO

By on 12 June 2017
Working with the UN as an NGO

At the launching of the Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) on 12-13 May 2017, Soon-Young Yoon, IAW main representative to the UN in New York, spoke about her experiences in working with the UN on behalf of IAW

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IAW around the world

Cities and Leadership for Women’s Human Rights

By on 14 March 2016
Cities and Leadership for Women’s Human Rights

“Cities have the ability to innovate and measure rapid change, even when national governments cannot—or will not—take action.” Soon-Young Yoon, IAW representative to the UN in New York, at UN Women Stakeholders’ Forum 2016

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Habitat, News

Habitat III: Comments on Policy Paper frameworks

By on 1 February 2016
Habitat III: Comments on Policy Paper frameworks

Throughout the papers there is an incorrect assumption that cities are equally safe for men and women. The reality is that urban crime, terrorist threats and warfare affect women and girls disproportionally.

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News, United Nations

IAW on Habitat III: A human rights framework must shape all issue papers

By on 13 August 2015
IAW on Habitat III: A human rights framework must shape all issue papers

Women are key decision-makers concerning economic and social rights related to food security, biodiversity, cultural heritage, migration, energy consumption and family size. They also play critical roles in the use of water, energy and natural resources and finding climate solutions. They have a specific role in the urban ecology as managers of household energy.

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News

Cities for CEDAW Campaign

By on 21 June 2015
Cities for CEDAW Campaign

At the Mayors’ Roundtable held on 18 June in San Francisco , Soon-Young Yoon made welcome remarks and talked about the Cities for CEDAW Campaign. It all began in San Francisco, and now other cities are following the example of San Francisco

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News

What do we want from Beijing + 20?

By on 16 November 2014
What do we want from Beijing + 20?

The answer is ‘hope’
Welcome remarks to the NGOs gathered in Geneva for the Beijing+20 review

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News

Women and Health – statement submitted to the NGO Forum in Geneva 3 – 5 November

By on 24 September 2014
Women and Health – statement submitted to the NGO Forum in Geneva 3 – 5 November

The statement links the Beijing Platform for Action to the Agreed Conclusions of of CSW 58 and CEDAW and asks “have these international agreements become a reality?” Eight recommendations give much food for thought and action. The statement is submitted in collaboration with Medical Women’s International Association

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Campaigns

We want the best Agreed Conclusion ever passed at the CSW.

By on 17 April 2014
We want the best Agreed Conclusion ever passed at the CSW.

Soon-Young Yoon, main representative of IAW to the UN in New York and chair if the NGO/CSW Committee at the opening of CSW 58: With all of the talk of “push back” and “roll back”, some governments have settled in for mediocre results. The women of the world are in no mood to “settle”

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Opinions

What Can Men Do as Feminists?

By on 24 September 2013
What Can Men Do as Feminists?

Men have a critical role to play in advancing women’s rights and ensuring gender equality.

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