SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

UNV Assignment Title

Associate Human Rights Officer Indigenous Peoples

Type of Assignment

International UN Volunteer

UNV Focus Area

05 November 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
Special calls
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change

Just from the other side of the San Juanico bridge in Leyte, lives a man named Oscar, a local resident of Samar, the first island to be struck by typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Despite the aftermath conditions and turmoil that surrounded him, Oscar remained optimistic and decided he would find a way to serve his community.

19 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

If there is one area where anecdotes seem to rule and myths abound in the field of volunteerism for development, on which views are strongly held and interesting debates had, it is on gender and volunteerism.  As a women’s rights activist, I can receive strong reactions from allies when I talk about UNV’s mandate to promote volunteerism – often equated with romanticising women’s further unpaid contribution as a ‘triple burden’ – especially in low income countries.  At the same time, volunteer-involving organizations, the most vocal and visible of whom tend to be in the Global North, are ful

13 October 2017
Our stories
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
Publications
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

“Nothing for us, without us!” These were the chants that could be heard by disability groups at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai 2015.

Views from the frontline, 2009-2015

13 October 2017
Our stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

This conference, the second of its series, highlighted the power of youth volunteering to address violent extremism and promote social inclusion. The conference offered a platform for youth volunteers to connect with and influence the broader global agenda on peace and development and foster greater international collaboration among youth volunteers.


08 October 2017
News
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

After a 50-year conflict between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (FARC-EP), the objective of the UN Mission in Colombia (UNMC) is to support cessation of hostilities and to monitor the abandonment of arms as well as the definitive bilateral ceasefire.

20 September 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
Our stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

My name is Adil Abdallah, I’m from Darfur. I have been serving, since November 2014, as a national UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer with the Human Rights Section of the African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID). My responsibilities include collecting information on human rights violations and abuses in Darfur. I report on serious human rights violations, including rape, abductions, arbitrary arrests and killing.

19 September 2017
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The presence of the UN Mission since 2014 has helped save many lives and greatly improved conditions for the delivery of vital humanitarian assistance in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country where approximately 40% of the population is dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive, according to OCHA.

11 September 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) was established in 2011 and since the outbreak of conflict in 2013 its mandate has evolved to include the  protection of civilians the monitoring and investigating of human rights abuses, support to the South Sudanese–led peace process and support for the delivery of vital humanitarian assistance. Some 440 UN Volunteers, such as myself, are on location supporting mission objectives and assisting local communities.

07 September 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories