SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Sumak is a member of the Cacha community, part of the Puruwa nation in Chimborazo province, Ecuador. She began serving as a UN Volunteer as part of the partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in 2017, after working for women's rights in the Ecuadorian National Assembly.
04 June 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For the first time, the Peruvian government organized a national event to convene volunteer leaders from all 24 regions of the country to jointly reflect, learn, collaborate and celebrate volunteer efforts in involving individuals, especially those left behind, in addressing development challenges. 
20 December 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
News
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
According to UNHCR and IOM’s latest report, the number of Venezuelans leaving their country has reached 4 million. Globally, the report also reveals that Venezuelans are one of the single largest population groups displaced, with a number of refugees and migrants that has increased by one million since November 2018.
18 June 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development explicitly recognizes volunteer groups as key actors to achieve the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the launch of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Plan of Action for Integrating Volunteerism into the 2030 Agenda, through Resolution A/RES/70/129 "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond".
29 May 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
The implementation of Agenda 2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean requires an intercultural approach that favors integration and inclusion, especially relevant for the establishment of joint work and dialogue with communities identified values and traditions of the vast and varied range of indigenous peoples that inhabit the region
09 May 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The fair and equitable distribution of the benefits derived from the use of genetic resources is one of the three pillars of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and its application is the main objective of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS). More than 50 volunteers from indigenous populations and local universities collaborate to guarantee access to genetic resources and fair and equitable distribution of the benefits derived from their use in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Panama.
11 February 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Through a programmatic and financial collaboration, UNV supports the implementation of the Global ABS UNDP-GEF project "Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol".
11 June 2018
News
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality
Rapid mobilization of UN Volunteers
18 May 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
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
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality
Following the earthquake, the situation of women and girls was of special concern because they are more likely to become victims of violence and discrimination in a humanitarian emergency. Displacement, over-crowed camps, lack of privacy and lighting, limited and unsegregated wash facilities increase the risks. 
07 March 2017
Global
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