SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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Child Protection Officer

23 July 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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Air Terminal Assistant

23 July 2017
Arab States
Special calls
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Supporting Syrian refugees and their host communities

10 July 2017
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

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World Refugee Day marks the need to show support to refugees all over the world, to stand with them in their plight, and honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

20 June 2017
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Not a day goes by without our world being confronted with the suffering of millions of people because of the ravage of armed conflict and war. The peaceful resolution of conflict and the maintenance of international peace and security are amongst the principle reasons why the United Nations was established. Peacebuilding is at the heart of the UN’s work and continues to be a pressing priority for all UN Member States (A/69/968–S/2015/490).

29 May 2017
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

UN peacekeeping operations traditionally rely on military personnel. Over the last 25 years, police and civilian functions have exponentially grown as a response to new conflicts and emerging threats to peace around the world, but also in response to calls for a stronger “people focus” of peace operations. UN operations are now tasked with maintaining peace but also supporting institutions of governance, human rights monitoring, security sector reform, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants and other critical areas in order to build a truly sustainable peace.

29 May 2017
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Around a third of all UN Volunteers worldwide are deployed in peacekeeping operations. Over the last 25 years, more than 14,000 UN Volunteers have been deployed to support peace processes in more than 40 peacekeeping and political UN missions, as well as UN peacebuilding offices, around the world. They ensured access to basic social services, including education, primary health care, justice and administrative services to local communities in remote areas amid ongoing conflict.

29 May 2017
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The UN Secretary-General laid a wreath to commemorate those who have fallen while serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations over the last year. In addition, the Secretary-General presided over the ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld medals were awarded posthumously to 117 military, police, international and national civilian personnel, including UN Volunteers, who perished in the service of peace.

Three UN Volunteers were among this year's Dag Hammarskjöld medal recipients.

24 May 2017
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Working with MINUSMA has allowed me to deal with many challenges and to learn a lot about the Malian culture. My experience is a commitment to the vision of UN Volunteers which is to be  "l’inspiration en action" . All the work involved with heritage protection had to be invented and developed during the last three years."

21 May 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Syria, seven years into the crisis and counting. Over 13 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance, and of these six million are internally displaced and five million fled to other countries. Majority of people affected by the crisis are children and youth; some children have no memories of life before the conflict.

12 May 2017
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