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Taimoor Siddiqui, former national UN Youth Volunteer who worked on Civic and Voter Education with UNDP in Pakistan, discusses the concept of democracy and the active role of citizens in elections during a civic and voter education/awareness session with community members of Goth Dano Patel, Latifabad, District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. During the discussion, Mukhiya (head of the community) shared that about 30 per cent of young people in the community do not possess National Identity Cards, despite their interest in participating in the electoral process. ©UNV, 2020
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National UN Volunteer Project and Camp Management Assistant Andrea Cuisana (right) and David Barreno, national UN Volunteer Procurement and Logistics Assistant, served with IOM in Manta, Ecuador, helping rebuild affected communities after the 2016 earthquake. (©Juan Diego Pérez Arias/UNV, 2016)
Ukraine PWD Rupmani Chhetri
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UN Volunteer Rupmani Chhetri (centre, India) addresses UN Secretary-General António Guterres in sign language. Rupmani served as a UN Volunteer Advocacy Specialist for Disabilities in Ukraine. (©UNV, 2017)
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Sandra Milena Martinez Rodriguez (centre) is a UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer from Colombia serving at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Here she meets the local authorities in Manyabol (Gumuruk County, South Sudan) to assess the human rights situation and humanitarian conditions of the community and the most vulnerable groups. This photo is the most voted picture in UNV’s first 2020 photography contest – submitted photos depict UN Volunteers working to reduce poverty and hunger, ensure good health and well-being, promote gender equality or provide basic services. ©UNV, 2020
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UN Volunteer Teacher Farah Chahine talking to one of the students during the recess, while another child embraces Layal Ammar, also a UN Volunteer Teacher, Ramallah School in Chatila Palestinian Refugee camp. Farah and Layal are refugees from Palestine in Lebanon, teaching Palestinian refugees twice displaced from Syria to Lebanon. (©UNV, 2016)

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