SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Following through on a commitment to empower youth to carry out field research and data analysis, five young and emerging researchers recruited as National UN Volunteers worked with a senior researcher/Team Leader to conduct field research in four case study locations – Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Kyrgyzstan, and the Western Balkans, with UN Volunteers based in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (as per UN Security Council resolution 1244).
26 May 2022
Global
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
24 June 2021
Global
Publications
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
13 July 2020
Global
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
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06 July 2020
Global
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
This paper is divided into three parts. The first explores attempts to capture and describe how volunteering has changed over the years. This section examines the dominant conceptualizations of volunteering as a social practice and explores how research has taken into account the contribution of volunteering to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. The second section briefly revisits the 1999 typology and discusses how it can be revised and updated in light of the changes described.
06 July 2020
Global
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As our climate changes rapidly, it brings major new risks for communities. Across all societies, volunteers are at the forefront of responding to and coping with shocks, using local knowledge, networks, and capacities to build community resilience. But the scale and unpredictability of future risks, rising inequalities, and low capacities mean that new support is required to sustain this people-centred approach to climate resilience. The Policy Brief acknowledges how volunteers are already mapping and monitoring climate change at scale.
05 December 2017
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
The purpose of this literature review is to set out a conceptual framework to inform the primary research methodology and protocol for 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, and to identify gaps that can be filled through primary research with communities. This review is based on analysis of different publications that touch on volunteerism and resilience, providing a synthesis of prior studies in order to inform the final report.
13 October 2017
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The report includes examples of how empowered Cambodian youth make a difference in their communities. It presents volunteering models that helped Cambodia recover from the decades of war and contributed to the country’s development, some of which can be replicated across the world. According to the results presented in the report, volunteer programmes in Cambodia have made a difference in reducing poverty, eradicating illiteracy, improving health, promoting gender equality, and protecting human rights and the environment.
26 July 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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UN Volunteers support peacekeeping operations and the multiple activities of the blue helmets. At the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) their work is evident through activities that strengthen the Haitian National Police (HNP) and those that work directly supporting the troops.  UN Volunteers with MINUSTAH represent a very particular example in peacekeeping: they work directly with the United Nations Police (UNPOL), a non-civilian component, to reinforce and reform the HNP.
23 June 2016
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10 Questions & Answers explain the new Sustainable Development agenda, the role of volunteerism in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and potential activities for volunteers. This Q&A is part of a UNV toolkit on how volunteerism can contribute to achieve the SDGs that is designed to support substantive contributions to planning and programming at national level. The toolkit includes selected policy and knowledge documents, communications materials and links.
04 November 2015
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