SWVR

The Forum

The ECOSOC Youth Forum (30-31 January 2018) will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States, discuss policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development. 

30 January 2018
Events

POLICY CHALLENGE WITH CIVIL SOCIETY


06 December 2017
News

POLICY CHALLENGE WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS IN CHINA


05 December 2017
News

POLICY CHALLENGE WITH VOLUNTEER INVOLVING ORGANIZATIONS 


05 December 2017
News

ONLINE POLICY CHALLENGE WITH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS IN LATIN AMERICA


05 December 2017
News

FIRST POLICY CHALLENGE WITH VOLUNTEERS 

05 December 2017
News

POLICY CHALLENGE WITH CIVIL SOCIETY


05 December 2017
News
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

In El Edén, a Mam indigenous community in the northeastern part of Guatemala, residents cut down hundreds of trees each year for their domestic energy needs. “We collect firewood in the dry season for the whole year. We look for wood which is completely dry, because it will burn for longer and we use less wood”, comments Celedonia Félix Matías, President of the organization Eucalyptus.

28 November 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The ILO Department of Statistics and the UN Volunteers have joined forces to scale up efforts to improve the global availability, quality and use of statistics on volunteer work. Starting this month, the ILO-UNV partnership will focus on assessing the current status of volunteer work statistics around the world; engage directly with countries to identify good practices and challenges in volunteer work data collection and analysis; and develop practical survey approaches and tools to support countries’ efforts.

02 November 2017
Our stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The purpose of the paper was to:
  • Identify, review and compare existing data on formal and informal voluntary activity at national level, paying specific attention to the results from key international surveys;
  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of available data sources on volunteering worldwide;
  • Discuss volunteerism measurements issues and suggest accurate and valid volunteerism indices for future use.
13 October 2017
Publications