Europe and the CIS
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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
Success stories
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Young people are a driving force for peace and development. Their energy and creativity are key in building a better future, and they are often the first to come up with innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Yet millions of young women and men are affected by conflict, violence and deprivation, and are unable to fulfil their potential. The world’s youth need safe spaces where they can participate, express their views and exercise their rights.
10 August 2018
Global
Article
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What inspired you to write this book?
10 August 2018
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Oceans are the source of livelihood for many people around the world: 90 per cent of trade, travel and tourism revolve around the ocean. We are often visiting the beach during our vacations and some of the activities we enjoy include swimming, surfing, sea food, diving, sailing and fishing, among others, in an environment with endless mesmerizing sightseeing opportunities.
08 June 2018
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
With 17 national UN Volunteers assigned to field duty stations, UNV Kenya is well embedded in the host agency, UNDP programs and projects on the ground. Under the umbrella of the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Mr. Nahashon Lotaruk, a national UN Volunteer in the arid Turkana-county, is working closely with local communities on income generating activities to help improve livelihoods.
06 December 2017
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) deployed 41 national and international UN Volunteers, 5 of them UN Youth Volunteers, to serve in environmental initiatives in Africa. Youth volunteers are the backbone of environmental action, raising awareness on climate change, responsible consumption and production, and preservation of land, forests and water resources.
09 August 2017
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Nairobi, Kenya: The transition from the year 2015 to the year 2016 marked a remarkable moment in environmental governance for sustainable development globally. The world gained a set of universally agreed development goals, a financing for development agreement, and even more critical for the global environment, the Paris climate change agreement that finally promised to cap global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
16 August 2016
East and Southern Africa
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