The side event will provide guidance on how Member States can work to strengthen their analysis and reporting under SDG17 through the integration of national data on volunteerism.  In particular to:

20 April 2018
SDG 1: No poverty


18 April 2018

The Segment will address the theme, “Innovative communities: leveraging technology and innovation to build sustainable and resilient societies”

The annual ECOSOC Integration Segment has been mandated to promote the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development, both within and beyond the United Nations system.

The 2018 Integration Segment seeks to analyze pathways to build resilience through integrated policies, and will:

17 April 2018

Without the active participation and inclusion of youth, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cannot be achieved.  Young people constitute over 1.8 billion persons around the world. Already one in five people volunteer their time and efforts to organisations to contribute to sustainable development.

20 March 2018

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
SDG 13: Climate change

Coming from a place where inequality and urban violence are the rule, my beautiful city is also under immense environmental pressure from climate change and deforestation. As part of the few with access to higher education in Salvador, having the opportunity to earn a Law degree and volunteer for climate justice projects in University helped to make me a potential solution to the challenges facing my community.

10 December 2017
Our stories

Approximately one billion people are engaging in voluntary action globally.  Their activities range from delivering services, preparing and responding to disasters and providing technical assistance such as in mapping and monitoring climate and environmental data.

The growing environmental awareness, often enabled by powerful and cheap new mobile and open technologies, is further triggering new data collection and monitoring efforts by volunteers. 

08 December 2017
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

Here are some of our activities: 

UNV Booth: 6-17 November. Location: F 26 01, UN Systems Exhibition Area, Bonn Zone.

Throughout COP 23, UNV, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are sharing a booth that showcases the work they are doing to advance SDG 5 on gender equality. The booth features a gender game, a rolling audio-visual show, videos and other informational materials.

17 November 2017