UNV sends professionals with specialized experience to serve in assignments with a variety of UN agencies worldwide to support peace and development. Volunteers receive support from the local host agency in their country of assignment so they can fulfill the duties stipulated in their description of assignment. The vast majority of assignments are based on six to twelve-month renewable contracts with the expectation that the UN Volunteer will serve a year or more. Assignments can involve contributing to technical cooperation with governments, community-based initiatives, humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and electoral and peace-building processes. For the list of sectors in demand click here.