Liberia

SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

By far the best part of my job is meeting volunteers. On Wednesday, I met Joseph. He is from Nigeria and a volunteer in Sierra Leone, as part of the Economic Commission of West African states (ECOWAS) Volunteer Programme (EVP), the first regional Volunteer scheme in the world.

Joseph Uzaka Munoye is a basic Science teacher at the oldest secondary school in the country, called Anna Walsh, since September 2017. He didn’t hide his appreciation that the joint ECOWAS-UNV team was paying him a courtesy visit to see how his assignment was going.

02 juillet 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UN Volunteers assigned to UN entities such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), play important roles, advocating for improvements in environmental management and engaging communities to protect the ecosystem.

In 2017, 266 UN Volunteers in West and Central Africa, or 17 per cent of all volunteers deployed in the region, served in assignments linked to environmental issues.

05 juin 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Durant leurs missions sur le continent, les volontaires des Nations Unies démontrent à chaque fois un niveau exceptionnel de professionnalisme, de dévouement et de courage.


29 mai 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

During their assignments with peace keeping missions, UN Volunteers are known to demonstrate an exceptional level of professionalism, dedication and courage.

29 mai 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

I first became a UN Volunteer in 2004 when I accepted an assignment with the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) as a Support Officer. I was excited about the opportunity. I still remember practically jumping from joy in my office when I received the offer. My enthusiasm was quickly dampened by the words of caution from colleagues and friends—some of them calling me crazy for being happy to land a role in a warzone.

06 mars 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 13: Climate change

Under this year’s IVD theme “Volunteers act first. Here. Everywhere“, two events were planned in the Montserrado County in the North West of Liberia. For the very first time, the UNV Field Unit also organized awareness events in Grand Gedeh County (Zwedru) and Grand Cape Mount County (Robertsport).

06 février 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Having had the opportunity this past year to live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I saw first-hand the positive influence of the UN; and this influence greatly resonated with me. Now, I welcome the opportunity to be actively involved in helping this global organization achieve its goals. 

04 octobre 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Ayant eu l’opportunité de vivre cette année en Bosnie-Herzégovine, j’ai pu voir de mes propres yeux l’influence positive de l’ONU ; et cette influence a trouvé un écho en moi. Aujourd’hui, je suis heureuse de pouvoir participer activement à aider cette organisation mondiale à atteindre ses objectifs. 

04 octobre 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Este año pasado tuve la oportunidad de vivir en Bosnia y Herzegovina, y allí pude apreciar, de primera mano, la influencia positiva de la ONU. Esta experiencia me marcó y, ahora, aprecio la oportunidad de estar activamente involucrada ayudando a esta organización global a conseguir sus objetivos.

04 octobre 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Para la ciudadanía las elecciones democráticas constituyen el momento fundamental en el que se modelan las estructuras de gobierno y se eligen libremente los líderes representativos que guiarán al país. El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) promueve elecciones creíbles e inclusivas apoyando a los países para que instalen organismos electorales independientes y eviten la violencia y los conflictos pre-electorales.

15 septembre 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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