This week, Habitat III, the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development is taking place in Quito, Ecuador, to establish a sustainable Urban Agenda for cities as we work towards achieving the Global Goals.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: My name is Francesca Pinna, I am a United Nations Volunteer in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Haiti.
I never thought that I would get engaged in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It happened by chance after the earthquake that hit the Italian city of Aquila in 2009. I understood what an unexpected natural disaster could really provoke and how much destruction could have been avoided through an adequate knowledge of disaster risks and appropriate preparedness.
Manila, Philippines: My name is Alma B. Sevillano, I am from the Philippines and I work as a UN Volunteer for the Haiyan Response and Recovery programme.
In February 2014 the best Crimean athletes and coaches of 2013 were honoured at one of the most important sport events in Crimea: the annual Ball of Champions. The project Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for the MDGs, implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was recognized as the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) in 2013.
Dos días cargados de energía y arte urbano se vivieron en un festival de Hip Hop organizado en el mes de octubre para sensibilizar a los jóvenes sobre la prevención del VIH/SIDA y la reducción del estigma y la discriminación.
In August 2010 the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) received the 2010 Monaco Charity Award from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Every year the UEFA gives this award to a deserving organization that is mobilizing the power of sport to achieve positive change.