UNV partnering with the Czech Republic

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, represented by the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Department, for many years. One of the many facets of this partnership is the full funding of UN Volunteer assignments in support of the United Nations system.
Tereza Sacha served as a UN Youth Volunteer at the Moldova Innovation Lab of UNDP, dedicating her time to designing and developing innovative solutions (mostly tech based) to address development challenges in the country.
UN Youth Volunteer Tereza Sacha served at the Moldova Innovation Lab of the United Nations Development Programme, designing and developing innovative tech-based solutions to address development challenges.

UNV is currently recruiting for the following UN Volunteer opportunities fully funded by the Czech Republic:

UN Volunteer Regional Programme Associate with UNODC in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

UN Volunteer Junior Officer for Social Protection and Employment with UNDP in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UN Volunteer Development, Diversity and Inclusion Associate with UNDP in Tbilisi, Georgia

UN Volunteer Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Assistant with UNICEF in Amman, Jordan

UN Volunteer Project Officer with UNDP in Chisinau, Moldova

UN Volunteer Support Officer for Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience with UNICEF in Yangon, Myanmar

UN Volunteer Junior Specialist for the Czech-UNDP Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals in Istanbul, Turkey

UN Volunteer Social Inclusion Associate with UNDP in Kyiv, Ukraine

UN Volunteer Youth Empowerment Officer for Education with UNHCR in Solwezi, Zambia

In 2018, 19 Czech nationals served as UN Volunteers, 14 of whom were funded by the Government of the Czech Republic. The Government also provides a contribution to UNV’s Special Voluntary Fund (SVF), a flexible resource to implement UNV’s Strategic Framework.  

In addition, the Czech Republic was one of the 124 co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly Resolution  on "Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" in 2018.

In the same year, the Government submitted a National Situation Analysis on Volunteering, in the context of the Plan of Action to integrate volunteering in the 2030 Agenda.

Experiences of UN Volunteers from the Czech Republic

→ Big data and blockchain: using innovation to tackle Moldova’s development challenges (Tereza Sacha, former UN Youth Volunteer in Inclusive Growth with UNDP, Moldova)

→ Curating a sustainable educational structure using ICT strategies in schools across the African Union (Marcela Krejci, former UN Youth Volunteer in Education with UNDP, Ethiopia)

→ Closing the gap for women in STEM: UN Volunteer in Ethiopia engages more girls in science education (Tomáš Daníček, UN Youth Volunteer in Education with UNESCO, Ethiopia)

→ UNV Online Volunteering Award 2017: UNV honours outstanding Online Volunteers and launches public voting

UNV's partnership with the Czech Republic on social media

For more information, refer to UNV's Special Voluntary Fund Report 2018 and Full Funding Report 2018. For partnership inquiries, kindly contact partnershipsupport@unv.org.

> Last update: 06 November 2019