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UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific

Engaging with UNV: Volunteers as a rapid response solution to global health emergencies

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Sustainable Development Goal

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is a UN entity with the capacity to rapidly mobilize large numbers of skilled volunteers to support UN partners and governments in responding to emergencies.

UN Volunteers are often at the forefront of humanitarian response, because the skills and expertise they bring to help alleviate the plight of people in desperate situations. Also, their volunteer commitment, local knowledge and neutral status facilitate building bridges between  stakeholders in affected communities by promoting mutual trust, enhancing ownership and building capacity.