• National UN Volunteer GIS Assistant, Racha Serhal (first from right), working with two UN-Habitat staff members on locating and mapping landmarks and other open spaces in Nabaa city, Beirut, Lebanon. (UNV, 2017)
    UN VOLUNTEERS WORK WITH GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO MAP CITIES
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    UN VOLUNTEERS WORK WITH GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO MAP CITIES
    National UN Volunteer GIS Assistant, Racha Serhal (first from right), working with two UN-Habitat staff members on locating and mapping landmarks and other open spaces in Nabaa city, Beirut, Lebanon. (UNV, 2017)
  • UN Volunteer Janeth Pinto Mollinedo, serves in Cotapampa Community in La Paz, Bolivia. Indigenous volunteers and volunteers from other marginalized communities are crucial in engaging vulnerable groups and building resilient communities. (UNV, 2017)
    UN VOLUNTEERS FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ENHANCE RESILIENCE
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    UN VOLUNTEERS FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ENHANCE RESILIENCE
    UN Volunteer Janeth Pinto Mollinedo, serves in Cotapampa Community in Guanay, La Paz, Bolivia. Indigenous volunteers and volunteers from other marginalized communities are crucial in engaging vulnerable groups and building resilient communities. (UNV, 2017)
  • An alternative way to fight against drugs. A UNODC project, which involves volunteers, in Lao PDR. (UNV, 2011)
    UN VOLUNTEERS COMBAT DRUGS WITH UNODC
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    UN VOLUNTEERS COMBAT DRUGS WITH UNODC
    An alternative way to fight against drugs. A project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Lao PDR, which involves volunteers. (UNV, 2011)
  • Under the ‘Empowering Vulnerable Local Communities (EVLC)’ programme, volunteers work with children from the marginalized Roma community in a kindergarten, in the village of Driza Fier, Albania. (Gavin White/ UNV 2011)
    UN VOLUNTEERS SERVE VULNERABLE LOCAL COMMUNITIES
    UN VOLUNTEERS SERVE VULNERABLE LOCAL COMMUNITIES
    Under the 'Empowering Vulnerable Local Communities (EVLC)' programme, volunteers work with children from the marginalized Roma community in a kindergarten, in the village of Driza Fier, Albania. (Gavin White/ UNV 2011)

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  • In Egypt, 68 UN Volunteers serve with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to assist over 240,000 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in 2018 in the country. Hear some of their stories
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