SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Even before the pandemic, millions of people took to the streets to make their voices heard.
29 June 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Article
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
​Even before the pandemic, millions of people took to the streets to make their voices heard. Rising inequalities were a common factor for these public displays, and minorities such as persons with disabilities, indigenous communities, refugees, and migrants, among others, were the hardest hit groups.
29 June 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Carlos started his first assignment as a UN Volunteer in 1992 with elections in Cambodia. He is one of 28 UN Volunteers who served under the UNDP-implemented Electoral Assistance Project of the United Nations in Bolivia, a project that sought to re-establish trust in the electoral body, as part of the UN’s peacebuilding efforts in the country.
29 May 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
"I started to get involved in the study and conservation of the Lomas because of my thesis. However, if I have been at it for four years, it is due to the people and organizations with whom I collaborate. United, we are achieving goals that, until recently, seemed too far away," María states soon after our interview begins. 
20 May 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Saúl arrived in South America full of enthusiasm for this project. He was eager to put his professional and educational background in applied social research and data analysis at the service of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially, SDG2, achieving zero hunger. As part of the Resilience and Emergency Team within FAO, Saúl loved the idea of being able to contribute to increasing agricultural production with a resilient approach, emphasizing collaboration with vulnerable rural communities.
23 April 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Hugo brought to UNDP his strong background in communications and digital marketing, technical skills, as well as a drive to contribute to the development of his home country, Guatemala. He has made a significant impact in various projects. One of these is En Marcha Digital, a strategic initiative that supports entrepreneurs in adapting their business models during the COVID-19 pandemic, equipping them with free digital tools to reach their clients in novel ways.
15 April 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
06 April 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Publications
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In crises and emergency situations, volunteering provides governments and civil society organizations with greater flexibility and response capacity. This is particularly true in humanitarian crises, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic
23 March 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
Rosana and Yasmin’s assignments focus on understanding humanitarian needs in the states covered by the Maracaibo Field Coordination Hub (Trujillo, Falcón, Lara, and Zulia). Rosana is based in Lara and Yasmín covers all the states of Maracaibo. Through conversations with the local communities and local organizations on the ground, these two women UN Volunteers track humanitarian assistance requirements in each area.
07 March 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
During the Global Technical Meeting (GTM) on Reimagining Volunteerism for the 2030 Agenda, high-ranking officials and volunteers exchanged on how volunteering is contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how governments and organizations can better protect volunteers, and how volunteering can and should be recognized.
11 February 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories