SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land
With land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience at the core — MONUSCO's Environmental Protection Unit includes cleaning sites and handing them over to landowners — tasks that Wanjiku and Kebbeh are responsible for in their volunteer assignments. 
05 June 2024
West and Central Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Augustus Rivers Brightman is from the United States of America and has a background in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. His passion for design and environmental conservation led him to become an Online Volunteer.
05 June 2024
Arab States
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Understanding how climate change affects cities is crucial for finding sustainable cooling solutions with minimal energy consumption and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. This is an area of focus for the UNDP AccLab in North Macedonia — centered on innovation and collective intelligence.
30 May 2024
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Lucy A Tilley, in collaboration with another Online Volunteer, Abdul Mustafazade, supported AccLab by designing communication materials, visuals and social media posts on collective intelligence, solidarity and crowd-mapping. AccLab disseminated these materials on the UNDP website and social media platforms. This helped raise awareness on climate action, sustainable development and sustainable water management while also increasing the participation of local people.
22 March 2024
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
I am the focal point of UPSHIFT with UNICEF. which aims at youth social innovation.  
06 December 2023
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
One of the foundational data layers needed for the development of efficient approaches to solar energy expansion is information on solar mini-grid installations. These offer a sustainable and affordable solution to expand energy access, particularly in remote areas with high sun exposure. 
31 May 2023
East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
With her knowledge, Johanna motivates young people to keep tradition alive by teaching them the art of weaving. The toquilla straw hat is woven from fibers of palm trees characteristic of the Ecuadorian coast. Pile, Johanna's hometown, is a coastal community and the toquilla straw hat is part of cultural heritage.  
02 March 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Beatriz was looking to resume her career path. She had been out of a job for some years due to family reasons. It was early 2021 when she found a breakthrough in the form of a UN Volunteer assignment in data analysis and GIS.  I was researching information on the involvement of the United Nations in development and environmental protection when I came across this volunteering opportunity," says Beatriz. She explains why science is so important for sustainable development.
14 February 2023
Arab States
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
The 21st century has featured unprecedented challenges and technological development. Volunteering provides great opportunities towards the advancement of the SDGs agenda and, hence, doing a critical analysis of its future perspectives is very important.
23 September 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Resolution A/RES/73/140 was co-facilitated through the Third Committee of the General Assembly by the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Japan, and was cosponsored by 124 Member States. The resolution follows the Secretary General’s report ‘Plan of Action to integrate volunteering into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which was presented to the Third Committee at its opening session on 2 October 2018.
19 December 2018
Global
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