SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
As part of the next State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, UNV commissioned a study based on original multi-country quantitative data to understand patterns of volunteer participation during the global COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer motivations and experiences, and what these might mean for people’s voluntary participation.
06 July 2021
Global
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Even before the pandemic, millions of people took to the streets to make their voices heard.
29 June 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Today, we live in a world without borders: we are currently experiencing a global pandemic which does not follow borders; international terrorism does not follow borders; climate change does not follow borders. To address these borderless problems, you must have citizens across the world who are equally borderless and conscious about supporting the planet. I believe this is where volunteering plays a significant role and that we must invest in a future for these responsible citizens.
17 June 2021
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Volunteers and Volunteerism
10 June 2021
Global
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The event was arranged within the new innovative partnership between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, UN Development Programme (UNDP), Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF) and China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) "Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Volunteer Service for the Beijing Winter Olympics". The main goal of the partnership is to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the establishmen
10 June 2021
Asia and the Pacific
Article
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, the Mano River Basin sub-region of West Africa was torn by civil wars that started in Liberia, and soon spread to neighboring countries. With all of West Africa under the threat of destabilization, the UN Security Council deployed six peacekeeping operations across the region from 1993 to 2018, to help build peace and protect local populations.
28 May 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
"I started to get involved in the study and conservation of the Lomas because of my thesis. However, if I have been at it for four years, it is due to the people and organizations with whom I collaborate. United, we are achieving goals that, until recently, seemed too far away," María states soon after our interview begins. 
20 May 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
Hanna Yahorava, Coordination Specialist on Volunteerism and COVID-19 Response and Recovery, and Katsiaryna Andronava, Volunteer Engagement Specialist, serve with UNDP Belarus. The UN Volunteers have been working on COVID-19 response and recovery measures and socio-economic support, with the integration of volunteerism solutions. Their assignments are sponsored by UNV, from its Special Voluntary Fund.*
26 April 2021
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The campaign will call on UN Volunteers to submit videos about the work they carry out with UN entities around the world to achieve the SDGs. These will be evaluated by Kopernik and UNV, in collaboration with Ricoh, and the winners will receive 360-degree cameras and training on how to use them. After the training, UN Volunteers will use the cameras to develop further 360-degree video content about the SDG challenges they are tackling in the field.
21 April 2021
Global
Article
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I am currently serving as a national UN Volunteer in Liberia for the Spotlight Initiative. My role is to develop an outreach strategy and distribute awareness-raising materials for the Coronavirus pandemic, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. We engage with community members and religious leaders to promote preventive measures for vulnerable community members, including women, girls and persons with disabilities.
22 March 2021
West and Central Africa
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