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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
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Despite the arduous situation occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Elza kept working remotely during the lockdown, giving more than 640 job applicants a second chance to find a job by correcting technical errors in their application documents.

07 August 2020
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The UNHCR-UNV DAFI Initiative seeks to expand the success of the DAFI programme by addressing the difficulties that graduated refugees face when trying to enter the job market.

The Initiative constitutes an opportunity for the DAFI graduates to gain professional experience as UN Volunteers in the UN System, where they can contribute with their unique background and perspectives to help achieving the SDGs.

18 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The project consisted of recruiting refugees from the camp and members from the host communities as Refugee Outreach Volunteers. Additionally, UNV used its refugee-to-refugee volunteer modality to recruit and deploy one refugee identified in the camp as a UN Volunteer. The Refugee Outreach Volunteers served with UNHCR and were provided with the necessary capacities, knowledge and resources to contribute to addressing their own protection needs.  

17 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

À l’occasion de la JIV, le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) a mis l’accent sur les initiatives qui encouragent la participation de plus de gens au développement durable grâce au volontariat. L’une de ces modalités est la nouvelle catégorie des Volontaires Communautaires des Nations Unies qui donne l’opportunité à un plus grand nombre de personnes de participer directement aux changements sociaux, environnementaux et économiques.

06 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Con motivo de IVD, el programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU) ha destacado iniciativas que incluyen a más personas en el desarrollo sostenible a través del voluntariado. Una de esas iniciativas es la nueva categoría de Voluntarios de la Comunidad de las Naciones Unidas, que permite que más personas participen directamente en el cambio social, ambiental y económico.

06 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On the occasion of IVD, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has highlighted initiatives that include more people in sustainable development through volunteerism. One such initiative is the new UN Community Volunteer category, which enables more people to participate directly in social, environmental and economic change.

06 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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