SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The report reveals that cooperation between volunteers and governments helps build collaborative decision-making. Despite the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, global interest in volunteering has not waned, and volunteering in communities has endured, notwithstanding limited mobility and resources. While restrictions have prevented many people from volunteering in person, many have switched to volunteering online.
01 April 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In 2021, 164 UN Volunteers served with UNEP in Kenya in areas such as environmental law, communications, governance, and policy. As former UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ms Joyce Msuya, said during International Volunteer Day 2021, UN Volunteers make important contributions to UNEP and around the world.
24 March 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Natalie Ismail is a UN Youth Volunteer serving as Youth Engagement and Water Scarcity Support Officer with UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, based in Amman, Jordan. She is the focal point for participatory action research in the region. Through this role, Natalie raises awareness and builds the capacity of young people for climate-related issues.
04 March 2022
Arab States
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
According to the State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 Report, more than 312,000 people lost their lives and 277 million were affected by climate-related events between 1998 and 2020; the severe droughts in the southern Amazon were the worst in 50 years, while in Central America, a record of 30 storms a year was recorded with 8 million people affected.
11 February 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Across the region, people volunteered to raise awareness of the need for urgent action for humanity’s future. Thousands more pledged to continue volunteering every year. UN Volunteers are important to our work with forcefully displaced persons in the region – thanks to them, we are able to reach people in need. --Ms Clementine Nkweta-Salami, Regional Bureau Director for the East, Horn and Great Lakes Regions of Africa, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said in her social media message
04 January 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Paolo Marengo (38, Italy) is a UN Volunteer Project Associate supporting the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia, in Manama, Bahrain. Paolo began serving with UNEP in February of this year and is already contributing to the implementation of the Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs) initiative.
18 August 2021
Arab States
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What are your key responsibilities in this assignment?
08 June 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Kenya Lawrence Nzuve, Un Volunteer Communications and Outreach Officer, UN Environment (UNEP)
05 June 2020
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
It is often said that experience is the best teacher. As a UN Volunteer helping communicate complex environmental issues, my everyday challenge is to make nature relevant to people’s everyday experiences and needs. Our experiences and immediate needs shape our outlook on life. However, biodiversity and environmental issues are often too complex and difficult to relate to. Most people, in their daily routines, live and work in cities, spending the bulk of their time indoors, surrounded by concrete walls and engulfed in a world that seems largely man-made.
22 May 2020
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For almost five decades, advocates in civil society and the United Nations have been raising awareness and advocating for the protection of our environment on World Environment Day. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution, and the host country for is India, where UN Environment this year is helping to highlight the environmental challenges the country faces, and support the efforts to address them.
05 June 2018
Global
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