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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

As an international UN Youth Volunteer fully funded by the Czech Republic, Tereza dedicated most of her time at MiLab to designing technology-based solutions to address development challenges in the country.

Her work involved projects such as digital education for Moldovan children, using behavioral science to reduce plastic and energy consumption, utilizing Big Data for urban development, and introducing blockchain-based solar power solutions for public institutions.

30 septiembre 2019
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Having volunteered for various causes over the past 10 years, from working in animal shelters to supporting playgrounds for disabled children, Polina quotes Mahatma Gandhi to explain her motivation:

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. These words of Gandhi describe my attitude towards volunteering. --Polina Listopad, UN Volunteer with UNICEF, Moldova

25 septiembre 2019
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The UN University Volunteer scheme enables young students enrolled in a University to broaden their personal and professional skills and gain experience in the field of international development and peace, while contributing to the work of the UN. In 2017, 98 UN University Volunteers served with 16 UN host entities in 34 countries, 75 per cent of them women.

27 abril 2018
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

“I served with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. My six-month assignment helped me gain many invaluable experiences that contributed to my personal and professional growth,” says Karinda Chuntavorn, a UN Youth University Volunteer in Resource Mobilization. Her assignment was supported by the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Home Affairs Bureau (HAB).

07 abril 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

“In view of the importance of Korea-UNV cooperation, our government has decided to increase the UNV contribution from US $1.96 million to US $3.15 million and expects to continue our budget contribution in the future,” said Mr Lee Jang-keun, Director General of the International Organizations Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Based on the increase in our contribution, we plan to double the number of UN Volunteer specialists and UN Youth Volunteers fully funded by Korea.”


15 marzo 2017
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Today’s dialogue expands the current collaboration – specifically in support of peacebuilding and climate action, two key priority areas for Korea.

15 marzo 2017
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land

Soon he would be carrying out a host of duties to help Timor-Leste’s citizens take action against global warming.

13 marzo 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

I had never been to South East Asia nor had I ever worked in the UN System – it was a big change for me, professionally and personally.

Volunteering abroad took me out of my comfort zone. It was nerve-wracking the first couple of weeks, navigating the busy streets, meeting new faces every day, and attempting to communicate in Khmer, all while starting a new job in an unfamiliar setting.

08 marzo 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Cette formation est essentielle à la préparation de ces jeunes volontaires pour leur transmettre l’information nécessaire sur le rôle des Jeunes Volontaires au sein d’une mission des Nations Unies.

07 marzo 2017
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