Colombia

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

The activities I am engaged in at the Child Protection Unit are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically with SDG 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The unit’s work in Malakal meets one of the major targets specified under this goal, which is to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against, and torture of, children. 

20 November 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Tras 50 años de conflicto entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), el principal objetivo de la Misión de las Naciones Unidas en Colombia (UNMC) es apoyar el cese de las hostilidades y monitorear tanto el abandono de las armas como el alto el fuego bilateral definitivo.

20 September 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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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
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Corría el mes de diciembre y mi tristeza se había convertido en depresión. Para entonces llevaba casi dos años viviendo fuera de Venezuela, pues al igual que muchos jóvenes de mi país me sentí obligado a buscar oportunidades lejos de nuestras fronteras. En mi caso, sin embargo, la estadía en Colombia había resultado más difícil de lo esperado, no encontraba un empleo donde pudiera hacer gala de mis habilidades y conocimientos profesionales y estaba bastante lejos de sentirme contento.

07 June 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The month of December was passing by and my sadness had turned into depression. At that moment, I had lived outside of Venezuela for almost two years, since I, like many other young people from my country, felt the need to look for opportunities beyond our borders. However, in my case, my stay in Colombia had become more challenging than expected: I couldn’t find a job where I could utilize my skills and professional knowledge, and I was quite far from content.

07 June 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

This year, the theme of the International Day of Peace is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is the newly adopted plan of action for all countries that seeks to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all through a collaborative partnership.

20 September 2016
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Volunteerism enables youth engagement, leadership and participation

Within Latin America and the Caribbean, young people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for 20 per cent of the population. This is the largest percentage of youth in this region, ever.  The statistics are dire: 35 million of these young people never attended school, 39 per cent live in poverty and 25 per cent are unemployed.

12 April 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

El voluntariado fortalece la implicación, el liderazgo y la participación juvenil

En América Latina y el Caribe el 20 por ciento de la población está representada por jóvenes de 15 a 24 años. Es el porcentaje de jóvenes más alto en la historia del subcontinente. Pero las estadísticas son implacables: 35 millones de ellos nunca han ido a la escuela, el 39 por ciento vive en la pobreza y el 25 por ciento está sin empleo.

12 April 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Volunteerism enables youth engagement, leadership and participation

Within Latin America and the Caribbean, young people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for 20 per cent of the population. This is the largest percentage of youth in this region, ever.  The statistics are dire: 35 million of these young people never attended school, 39 per cent live in poverty and 25 per cent are unemployed.

12 April 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

At the United Nations stand at the summit, UNV organised an activity related to the “Youth for the SDGs” project, during which young leaders attending the summit were invited to ‘adopt’ one of the Sustainable Development Goals and to indicate a specific course of action which would contribute to its achievement.

08 February 2017
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