SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

UNV Assignment Title

National UNV Officier(ère) de Suivi-Evaluation

Type of Assignment

National UN Volunteer

Link with UNV Strategic Framework

Sustainable Cities and Communities

29 June 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
Special calls
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

 

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Xinzhuang is in Changping District of Beijing. Located at the foot of the Yanshan Mountains, this area has about 2,000 residents, 60% of whom are non-locals. The “newcomers” settle here to take their children to a local school. The rest of the population are mostly farmers, as the village is one of the main suppliers of strawberries to Beijing.  Xinzhuang village is a typical rural community with basic public services for waste and sanitation. But things changed after an incident in the village.

06 June 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

For almost five decades, advocates in civil society and the United Nations have been raising awareness and advocating for the protection of our environment on World Environment Day. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution, and the host country for is India, where UN Environment this year is helping to highlight the environmental challenges the country faces, and support the efforts to address them.

05 June 2018
News
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

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08 May 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The community radio project helps improve access to information and public services for marginalized rural communities. The radio stations are entirely run by volunteers from the communities, a diverse bunch of inspired, mostly young people, eager to learn and contribute their time and energy. They know the communities, people and various ethnic languages.

13 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The initiatives awarded under the Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge featured youth engaging volunteers to address social issues with the help of private sector volunteering – the SAP staff members who provided mentorships were also volunteers.  The three-month mentorships enabled grantees to scale up their projects in the areas of environment, people with disabilities, and women’s economic empowerment within urban contexts, with a focus on leveraging volunteering for the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

30 January 2018
News
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

UN Women and UN Volunteers launched a community-focused radio project in Quetta, Pakistan, in 2017. The aim of this project was to empower women through community focused-radio and volunteerism. It engaged marginalized women and youth in two towns, and established establish community-based radio programmes for entertainment, information and education purposes.

29 January 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

I am a volunteer.

Most often than not the response I get sounds like ‘You are just doing something for free? Girl you should get a real job’ or ‘So you hand out fliers every day?’

Mmm.. Not really.

09 January 2018
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

What was once an informal network of helpers to people in need, many volunteers are now highly organized and play a fundamental role in humanitarian and development initiatives through organizations, clubs and groups that span the world. In recognition of the contributions they make, governments have taken steps to promote volunteer action by strengthening policies and institutions, and by increasing funding to support volunteer infrastructure. 


06 December 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The event, under the title “Volunteers as First Responders in Times of Crisis: Volunteers for resilience and solidarity,” kicked off International Volunteer Day (also called IVD) worldwide.

The event aligned with the IVD global campaign to promote volunteers as first responders in times of crisis and instability, helping people to rebuild their lives in the immediate aftershock of tragic events.

UNV Executive Coordinator Mr. Olivier Adam acknowledged the efforts of the Nepali people after the devastating 2015 earthquake:

06 December 2017
News