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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM UNV SRI LANKA

16 July 2021 to 18 July 2021

Scout Jamboree 2021

The Global Cultural Jamboree had the participation of over 20,000 Scouts from around the world. Conducting seven knowledge sharing sessions in partnership with the UNDP, WHO, UNICEF and UN Women they addressed the importance of achieving SDGs and promoted volunteerism to accelerate achieving the 2030 Agenda. With over a 45,000 viewership in its conclusion, the event was deemed a success within launching the first-ever virtual “Community Volunteer Center” in line with Scout’s Better World Framework to initiate volunteering activities that actively engaged the scouts to participate and promote social cohesion and fostered youth empowerment throughout all the sessions.

23 May 2021 to 14 June 2021

National Youth Volunteer Week

To mark the National Youth Day, on 23 May 2021, the “Together at Home” campaign was launched under five thematic areas to promote ‘Volunteering at Home’. The campaign was designed to inspire young people, to initiate a series of volunteering activities together with family and close associates, while adhering to health guidelines. In partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, the National Youth Services Council, WHO, UNDP, Sri Lanka Scouts and AIESEC, the campaign spanned for over three weeks from 16 May – 15 June 2021, encouraging people to adhere to travel restrictions and remain at home. 

05 December 2020

International Volunteers Day

International Volunteers Day (IVD), is an international observance that was mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. The Day is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels. 

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

UNV is supporting the United Nations and UN Member States with the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The organization has also put measures in place to ensure duty of care for its currently serving 6,000 UN Volunteers, deployed with over 50 UN entity partners worldwide.

Source : Health Promotion Bureau www.healthpromo.gov.lk

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, also known as the Global Goals) were adopted on September 25th 2015, as a framework towards ending poverty, protecting the planet and in ensuring prosperity for all. The 17 Global Goals and their 169 targets are a part of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years.

Volunteer groups are explicitly mentioned as stakeholders in the 2030 Agenda. As many of the 17 goals call for long-term attitude and behaviour changes, volunteers are important within this development agenda; they facilitate changes in mindsets raising awareness or championing those changes and inspiring others.

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