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Julia Lima served as national UN Volunteer Communications Associate with UNDP in Brazil. (UNV, 2015)
Taking action any way you can
05 February 2016
Brasilia, Brazil: Volunteerism is giving your time and expertise in exchange for knowledge, and the opportunity to be part of the changes you want to make in the world. I urge everyone to become a volunteer in any way you can. You can start by helping people in your own community, then you will be helping people from the whole country, and then, who knows, you may also be helping people from all over the world.  Read
  Other volunteer voices    
UN Volunteer Iba Mar Jobe (centre) discusses community environmental challenges and innovative solutions with youth in Port au Prince. (UNV, 2015)
Finding solutions to environmental challenges
05 February 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti: Environmental challenges and the key actions needed to effect change are sometimes affected by cultural perceptions and stigmatization of certain types of informal work within society. It is a problem that requires dialogue and exchange of ideas directly with youth in order to effectively address environmental issues in Haiti. Read
UNV Peru promotes volunteerism for sustainable development
29 January 2016
Peru: The 2030 Agenda highlights that, even though Governments have the primary responsibility, the engagement and action of different groups is necessary to achieve the Goals through “revitalized partnerships” and collective actions. To promote this, at the end of 2015 UNV Peru organized workshops in five Peruvian regions to raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda and the SGDs to 232 representatives and trainers coming from 141 different volunteer entities. The workshops demonstrated that the SDGs are integrated and indivisible and offered insights into the value of adopting inter-sectoral responses to development challenges.  Read
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