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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

“We always referred to inclusive volunteerism, where there are no restrictions, for example, of age. The selected volunteers are at least 16 years old, but above that age there is no limit. Diversity is one of the fundamental pillars of the volunteers engaged with the Games. Around 61 percent of the trained volunteers were women, and their participation was critical for the success of the events,” said Angela Morales, the head of the Volunteer Office in Lima. 

18 September 2019
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The Pan American Games are considered the third largest sporting event in the world, behind only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. This will be the first time in history that Peru will host the competition, with close to 10,000 athletes from 41 national sports teams across the American continent competing in 39 sports and 62 disciplines. The competitions will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2019 (Pan American Games) and from 23 August to 1 September 2019 (Parapan American Games) in various venues: Lima (Metropolitan and province), Callao and Ica.

31 January 2019
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Los Juegos Panamericanos son considerados como el tercer evento deportivo más grande del mundo, solo por detrás de las Olimpiadas y del Mundial de Fútbol de la FIFA. En esta ocasión, será la primera vez en la historia en la que el Perú será sede de esta competencia deportiva, en donde además se espera la recepción de cerca de 10 mil deportistas de 41 delegaciones deportivas nacionales provenientes de todo el continente americano, quienes competirán en 39 deportes y 62 disciplinas.

31 January 2019
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

According to the National Employment and Income Survey (ENEI), in Guatemala, 58.6 per cent of women live in poverty and 22.8 per cent in extreme poverty.

Poverty is greater in the rural population, particularly in the Maya, Xinca and Garífuna peoples, communities that live under a constant condition of injustice and deprivation of their basic rights, affecting their women, girls and adolescents with greater ferocity.

10 December 2018
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

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 1: No poverty

Lima, Perú: Con el objetivo de promover este aspecto de la agenda, a finales de 2015 el programa VNU Perú organizó, junto con la Red Nacional Soy Voluntari@, talleres en cinco regiones del Perú, sensibilizando sobre la Agenda 2030 a 232 representantes y formadores de 141 entidades de voluntariado.

29 January 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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During the first two weeks of December, the eyes of the world will be on Lima, Peru, in order to follow the COP20*, an event of utmost importance in terms of negotiation in order to advance to a new Climate Change Protocol in Paris next year. A team of 10 national UN Volunteers has trained more than 1,200 youth volunteers who will be active during the whole event, especially in the


28 November 2014
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Solid waste management is a serious environmental and social concern in Peru. Waste is not separated but often dumped into rivers, contaminating the water. At the same time, illegal recycling is a widespread practice, seeing the poorest people collecting waste in dangerous conditions.

12 August 2014
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