SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

UNV Assignment Title

Dispatch Officer (Transport)

27 November 2017
Arab States
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

UNV Assignment Title

Associate Reporting Officers

21 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Special calls
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Since the ambitious group of young women and young men was brought together in June 2016, UNV and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are supporting the network of youth and volunteers by facilitating knowledge-sharing and assisting young leaders to engage in regional and national initiatives. Throughout the initiative, UNDP and UNV have organized capacity-building webinars, arranged opportunities for young leaders to share their opinions in multi-stakeholder conferences at regional and country-level, and collaborated in online and offline activities. 

20 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was originally set up to support the Transitional Government in ensuring a secure and stable environment through reform of the Haitian National Police and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programmes.

03 November 2017
News
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Eastern Ukraine is an area of protracted armed conflict, which refers to conflicts that are marked by longevity, complexity and a high impact on local populations. Kramatorsk, located in the Donbas region, was one of the first cities over which the Ukrainian government lost control during the conflict’s onset in 2014.

02 November 2017
Europe and the CIS
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

These events have multiplied over the last ten years, just when the planet has reached its all-time temperature records, blurring the difference between human-made and purely natural catastrophes.

26 October 2017
Our stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UNV commissioned this global research study to provide a picture of trends and lessons in the development of supportive volunteerism policies and legislation in the decade of volunteering from 2001. A review was conducted in seven regions, complemented by country-specific case studies in each region. The study analyses considerations in drafting and implementing volunteerism laws and policies, and highlights the need to tailor them to specific local, national and regional contexts.  This paper is currently being updated for the 2018 State of the World's Volunteerism Report.

13 October 2017
Publications
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The purpose of the paper was to:
  • Identify, review and compare existing data on formal and informal voluntary activity at national level, paying specific attention to the results from key international surveys;
  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of available data sources on volunteering worldwide;
  • Discuss volunteerism measurements issues and suggest accurate and valid volunteerism indices for future use.
13 October 2017
Publications
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The majority of these suspects had been held in pre-trial detention since 2015, when the terrorist attacks committed by Boko Haram ravaged the Diffa region, in the east of the country, by the border with Nigeria "I have seen how the work of a volunteer brings a glimmer of hope in the eyes of prisoners," says Ali*, UN Volunteer for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Niger.

09 October 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Having had the opportunity this past year to live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I saw first-hand the positive influence of the UN; and this influence greatly resonated with me. Now, I welcome the opportunity to be actively involved in helping this global organization achieve its goals. 

04 October 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories