25 September 2020

UNAI Quiz: SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Sustainable Development Goal 16 focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. People everywhere need to be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation. 

As COVID-19 threatened to amplify and exploit fragilities across the globe, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on warring parties to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against the deadly virus. Governments have been urged to be transparent, responsive and accountable in their COVID-19 response, and ensure that any emergency measures are legal, proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory.

 

Test your knowledge on the UN’s dedication to promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies!

Correct! Despite some restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on their activities, United Nations peacekeeping missions are continuing to carry out their mandates while helping countries in their coronavirus response. The missions’ response to COVID-19 is guided by four main objectives: to protect UN personnel and their capacity to continue critical operations; help contain and mitigate the spread of the virus, ensuring that UN personnel are not a contagion vector; support national authorities in their response to COVID-19; and continue to deliver on key mandates.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Despite some restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on their activities, United Nations peacekeeping missions are continuing to carry out their mandates while helping countries in their coronavirus response. The missions’ response to COVID-19 is guided by four main objectives: to protect UN personnel and their capacity to continue critical operations; help contain and mitigate the spread of the virus, ensuring that UN personnel are not a contagion vector; support national authorities in their response to COVID-19; and continue to deliver on key mandates.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Despite some restrictions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on their activities, United Nations peacekeeping missions are continuing to carry out their mandates while helping countries in their coronavirus response. The missions’ response to COVID-19 is guided by four main objectives: to protect UN personnel and their capacity to continue critical operations; help contain and mitigate the spread of the virus, ensuring that UN personnel are not a contagion vector; support national authorities in their response to COVID-19; and continue to deliver on key mandates.

Correct! It is estimated that between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience violence annually. In addition, 275 million children worldwide are estimated to witness domestic violence every year. Much of this violence goes unreported, so it is impossible to measure the true magnitude of violence against children worldwide, caused by conflicts, domestic violence, unregistered births, child labour, trafficking and sexual exploitation. 1.8 billion children live in the 104 countries where violence prevention and response services have been disrupted due to COVID-19, with UNICEF noting that case management and home visits for children and women at risk of abuse are among the most commonly disrupted services. Common risk factors for violence, abuse and neglect associated with COVID-19 also include increased poverty and food insecurity due to the loss of jobs and incomes, increased alcohol and/or substance use by caregivers, and the disruption of peer and social support networks for children and caregivers.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. It is estimated that between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience violence annually. In addition, 275 million children worldwide are estimated to witness domestic violence every year. Much of this violence goes unreported, so it is impossible to measure the true magnitude of violence against children worldwide, caused by conflicts, domestic violence, unregistered births, child labour, trafficking and sexual exploitation. 1.8 billion children live in the 104 countries where violence prevention and response services have been disrupted due to COVID-19, with UNICEF noting that case management and home visits for children and women at risk of abuse are among the most commonly disrupted services. Common risk factors for violence, abuse and neglect associated with COVID-19 also include increased poverty and food insecurity due to the loss of jobs and incomes, increased alcohol and/or substance use by caregivers, and the disruption of peer and social support networks for children and caregivers.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. It is estimated that between 500 million and 1.5 billion children experience violence annually. In addition, 275 million children worldwide are estimated to witness domestic violence every year. Much of this violence goes unreported, so it is impossible to measure the true magnitude of violence against children worldwide, caused by conflicts, domestic violence, unregistered births, child labour, trafficking and sexual exploitation. 1.8 billion children live in the 104 countries where violence prevention and response services have been disrupted due to COVID-19, with UNICEF noting that case management and home visits for children and women at risk of abuse are among the most commonly disrupted services. Common risk factors for violence, abuse and neglect associated with COVID-19 also include increased poverty and food insecurity due to the loss of jobs and incomes, increased alcohol and/or substance use by caregivers, and the disruption of peer and social support networks for children and caregivers.

Correct! United Nations Messengers of Peace are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations. Backed by the highest honour bestowed by the Secretary-General on a global citizen, these prominent personalities volunteer their time, talent and passion to raise awareness of United Nations efforts to improve the lives of billions of people everywhere. As the world faces the common enemy of COVID-19, the Messengers of Peace added their support for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for a global ceasefire by jointly signing a petition that called on governments and armed groups to pull back from hostilities and allow the creation of corridors for life-saving aid.  

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. United Nations Messengers of Peace are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations. Backed by the highest honour bestowed by the Secretary-General on a global citizen, these prominent personalities volunteer their time, talent and passion to raise awareness of United Nations efforts to improve the lives of billions of people everywhere. As the world faces the common enemy of COVID-19, the Messengers of Peace added their support for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for a global ceasefire by jointly signing a petition that called on governments and armed groups to pull back from hostilities and allow the creation of corridors for life-saving aid.  

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. United Nations Messengers of Peace are distinguished individuals, carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public life, who have agreed to help focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations. Backed by the highest honour bestowed by the Secretary-General on a global citizen, these prominent personalities volunteer their time, talent and passion to raise awareness of United Nations efforts to improve the lives of billions of people everywhere. As the world faces the common enemy of COVID-19, the Messengers of Peace added their support for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ appeal for a global ceasefire by jointly signing a petition that called on governments and armed groups to pull back from hostilities and allow the creation of corridors for life-saving aid.  

Correct! United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ensures that global norms and standards are integrated in regional and national agendas, and implements regional and country programmes, in close consultation with regional entities, partner countries, UN partners and civil society. UNODC operates in more than 80 countries around the world through its network of 115 field offices with 2,400 UNODC personnel globally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC has played a pivotal role in public safety by addressing crimes that seek to exploit the pandemic, such as increased cybercrime during lockdown, intensified migrant smuggling due to tighter border security and travel restrictions, the manufacture and sale of counterfeit drugs and medical equipment, increased drug use as people struggle to cope with the economic and emotional impact of COVID-19, and trafficking of wildlife that contributes to the spread of zoonotic diseases.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ensures that global norms and standards are integrated in regional and national agendas, and implements regional and country programmes, in close consultation with regional entities, partner countries, UN partners and civil society. UNODC operates in more than 80 countries around the world through its network of 115 field offices with 2,400 UNODC personnel globally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC has played a pivotal role in public safety by addressing crimes that seek to exploit the pandemic, such as increased cybercrime during lockdown, intensified migrant smuggling due to tighter border security and travel restrictions, the manufacture and sale of counterfeit drugs and medical equipment, increased drug use as people struggle to cope with the economic and emotional impact of COVID-19, and trafficking of wildlife that contributes to the spread of zoonotic diseases.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ensures that global norms and standards are integrated in regional and national agendas, and implements regional and country programmes, in close consultation with regional entities, partner countries, UN partners and civil society. UNODC operates in more than 80 countries around the world through its network of 115 field offices with 2,400 UNODC personnel globally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC has played a pivotal role in public safety by addressing crimes that seek to exploit the pandemic, such as increased cybercrime during lockdown, intensified migrant smuggling due to tighter border security and travel restrictions, the manufacture and sale of counterfeit drugs and medical equipment, increased drug use as people struggle to cope with the economic and emotional impact of COVID-19, and trafficking of wildlife that contributes to the spread of zoonotic diseases.

Correct! The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2019. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen in its almost 70 years.  The figures in the Global Trends report include three main groups: refugees, asylum seekers and people displaced within their own country, a category commonly referred to as Internally Displaced People or IDPs.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2019. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen in its almost 70 years.  The figures in the Global Trends report include three main groups: refugees, asylum seekers and people displaced within their own country, a category commonly referred to as Internally Displaced People or IDPs.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2019. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen in its almost 70 years.  The figures in the Global Trends report include three main groups: refugees, asylum seekers and people displaced within their own country, a category commonly referred to as Internally Displaced People or IDPs.

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