SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Within UN Peacekeeping, combining the powers of peacekeepers and volunteers reinforces efforts to foster peace. This strong partnership started in 1992 and has grown to become an inherent component of civilian personnel within most peacekeeping missions since then.
15 January 2019
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
This year, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is commemorated under the theme “UN Peacekeeping: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice”. The UN system and partners acknowledge the enormous contribution of UN military and civilian personnel to peace and stability through peacekeeping operations. United Nations peacekeeping is a proven investment in global peace, security and prosperity. --UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
29 May 2018
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
UN Volunteers advance peace process through verification of cease fire, demobilisation and disarmament in Colombia
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
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
UN Volunteers collaborate with peace monitors in concerted efforts towards peaceful elections in Kenya
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kenya is offering ongoing support in preparation of the 2017 Kenyan general elections. 12 UN Volunteers are on location serving with monitoring counterparts, contributing to UNDP’s support of the electoral process.
24 July 2017
East and Southern Africa