Guatemala

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
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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
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

La implementación de la Agenda 2030 en América Latina y el Caribe requiere un enfoque intercultural que favorezca la integración y la inclusión, especialmente relevante para el establecimiento de espacios de diálogo con las comunidades que se identifican con valores y tradiciones de la amplia y variada gama de pueblos indígenas que habitan a lo largo de la región

09 May 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The Guatemala Peace Accords were signed in 1996, ending a 36-year-long civil war, but some challenges remain in the construction of a peaceful and inclusive society. During the last years, Guatemala has witnessed an increase in social conflicts related to land disputes, lack of access to public services and natural resource management, among others.

It was in this context that I initiated my UN Volunteer assignment as a Conflict Resolution Officer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

08 August 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Alexandra Palmquist, UN Youth Volunteer in Environment and Climate Change with UNDP Bolivia

Alexandra arrived in Bolivia six months ago and works on environmental management, monitoring activities, assessing outputs, and preparing reports.

01 February 2018
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Three national UN Volunteers are working to empower adolescent girls by raising awareness amongst adolescents, their families and local authorities on women’s rights, and addressing issues such as early marriage, sexuality and violence against women. Their work contributes to the Saqilaj B’e Joint Programme (JP) implemented by UN Women, PAHO/WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF, together with the Government of Guatemala. 


11 August 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Tres Voluntarias ONU nacionales trabajan para empoderar a las adolescentes creando conciencia sobre los derechos de la mujer entre las propias adolescentes, sus familias y las autoridades locales y abordando cuestiones tales como los matrimonios precoces, la sexualidad y la violencia de género. Su trabajo contribuye al Programa Conjunto (PC) Saqilaj B’e ejecutado por ONU Mujeres, la OPS/WHO, la UNESCO, el UNFPA y el UNICEF, junto con el Gobierno de Guatemala.


11 August 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 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Le volontariat encourage l’engagement des jeunes, le leadership et la participation

En Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes, les 15-24 ans représentent 20 % de la population. Il s’agit du pourcentage de jeunes le plus élevé jamais relevé. De plus, les statistiques sont désastreuses : 35 millions de ces jeunes ne sont jamais allés à l’école, 39 % vivent dans la pauvreté et 25 % sont au chômage.

04 May 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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