"Accelerating Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia: Taking a Fresh Look at Volunteerism" was the topic of discussion at a regional workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand last week (11-12 November). Stakeholders from five countries gathered with the aim of applying ‘systems thinking’ to map specific entry points and actions where volunteerism could accelerate progress on the SDGs.
Plan of Action Synthesis Report on Integrating Volunteering into the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific
Five regional synthesis reports have been produced based on the National Situation Analyses on the scope, scale and contribution of volunteering to the SDGs in Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Arab States and Latin America and the Carribean. The findings and recommendations of the reports will be discussed during the regional consultations in the margins of the Annual regional fora on sustainable development. Online dialogues and fora will also provide wider stakeholders to participate and share their views.
The Humans of MY World (HOMY) initiative showcases personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. To learn more, click here.
Below is a collection of select stories and blogs from the framework of HOMY.
Humans of MY World (HOMY) stories showcase personal testimonies from around the world on why the SDGs matter to people and their communities. Inspired by “Humans of New York”, HOMY reveals the individual impact in achieving the SDGs. Translated into local languages, and built from the communities, it complements data gathering for the global MY World 2030 survey (https://myworld2030.org/).
Stakeholder Views: Engaging parliaments on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: representation, accountability and implementation – a handbook for civil society
Parliament plays an influential role in ensuring the effective implementation of global commitments through their work on legislation and budgets. For civil society, it can provide a valuable ally for supporting the realisation of the 2030 Agenda but how and when can civil society best engage? What strategies and tools have proven successful and what are the challenges?